Nov 27, 2018
Any sugar added in the preparation of foods, whether it’s at the table, in the kitchen or in the processing plant, is added sugar. Studies show Americans are consuming too much added sugar – often three or four times more each day than the recommended amount. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eating and drinking too much added sugar can lead to health problems such as weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. However, K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter says there are several small, incremental steps we can take to reduce the amount of added sugar we consume each day.
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