This weeks Monday Nutrition Read: Sugar intake and the CDC

This weeks Monday Nutrition Read:  Sugar intake and the CDC
According to the Center for the Disease Control (CDC), sugary drinks are major source of added sugar consumed by Americans. It is well known that excess sugar consumption can promote obesity, diabetes and other health issues related to these conditions. Dietary guidelines 2015-2020 recommends consuming less than 10% of calories per day from added sugar. Our current food label does not differentiate between naturally occurring sugar and added sugar so there is no way of identifying added sugar in the food supply. It tells you the total sugar which is a total of sugar naturally found with the added (if added). So, as a part of healthy diet and lifestyle be mindful about sugary drinks with added sugar, while enjoying the drinks with natural sugar like 100% juice, cow milk, soy milk etc.  
Click the picture to read the full article from the CDC.
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