Eating too much sugar is bad for your health!
You are more likely to have heart or blood vessel disease from sugar than if you get your sweetness from natural foods, such as fruit.
A new study demonstrated that:
If 10% of your calories come from added sugar, you have a 30% risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke
If 25% of your calories come from added sugar, you have a 50% chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke
How much sugar is safe? The American Heart Association recommends:
Women: up to 6 teaspoons (tsp) a day
Men: up to 9 teaspoons (tsp) a day
Examples of added sugar:
If you want something sweet, eat fresh fruit. Try sweeting your coffee & tea with honey!
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