Is Sugar Sabotaging Your Health?

This sugar stat caught me by surprise… and I thought I already knew a LOT about sugar.

👉Eating just 100 calories a day of sugar (which is about 25 grams of added sugars, or 6 teaspoons) is linked to 45 DIFFERENT negative health outcomes.

Here’s a quick rundown of how much (or how little!) sugar that is:

  • 1 can (12 fl oz) of regular soda
  • 1 cup (245 g) of sweetened yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 small glazed doughnut
  • 1 small candy bar
  • And just for clarification — that’s not all of those things combined. Each one of those items contains about 25 grams of added sugars.

    And here are some of the negative health outcomes linked with a high sugar intake:

  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Gout
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • Tooth decay
  • In a study published in the BMJ earlier this year, researchers recommended eating less than 25 grams of sugar a day AND keeping sugary beverage intake to less than 1 a week (about 200-355 ml or â…” - 1½ cups).

    So what should you do about this?

    It’s true: Quitting sugar cold turkey can be tough. Also, swearing off ANY food is unsustainable for most of us.

    We recommend a moderate approach. If sugar is a concern to you, make sure you mention this to your healthcare provider, and in the meantime track your sugar intake and reserve sweet treats for special occasions.

    Lets get after it,

    Josh Hightower
    Titan Fitness & Tanning
    (254) 236-3151

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