January 24, 2012
By Mike Barrett
“If you’re going to eat sugar – it really needs to be Organic Cane Sugar. Everyone should know this by now.” –KTRN
On average, Americans consume 475 calories worth of added sugars each day. That is about 30 teaspoons, or 5x more than even the American Heart Association recommends.
The disturbing aspect is that if nothing changes, the rampant sugar consumption continues, and cumulatively begins bearing down on your health in the form of diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Just how much sugar are you consuming on a daily basis?
Keep in mind that the recommended amount of sugar to consume on a daily basis is 25 grams.
Carcinogenic Sugar Hiding in 4 Common Food Products
It is common knowledge that soda, sweets, ice cream, and other similar foods are loaded with sugar. In fact, an average bottle of Coke contains over 60g of sugar, and an 8oz Snapple contains up to 23g of sugar. Similarly, a 16ox Starbucks Mocha Grande Frappuccino contains over 40g of sugar, and that is only one of the many popular products purchased very often by coffee lovers.
While it is fairly easy to avoid sugar by picking up on this common knowledge, there are still many foods that contain large amounts of sugar that the general population simply doesn’t know about. Some of these foods or products are: