Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Average American Consumes 22 Teaspoons of Sugar per Day

Source: (MSNBC.com)

How much is too much when it comes to sugar? 22 teaspoons, maybe. Or perhaps it's 34? According to the American Heart Association, that's what the average american adult and teen is consuming on a daily basis, respectively.

One might not readily believe that they're consuming a whopping half a cup of sugar or more per day, so what is the source of all this cavity- and disease-promoting sugar? Primarily soft drinks, the group has stated. That's an estimated additional 335 calories per day!

To find out how much sugar is considered acceptable and how you can monitor and cut your sugar intake, read the full article entitled "Cut back, way back, on sugar, says heart group" at MSNBC.com from Monday, August 24, 2009.