Let me dish the facts to you blluntly:
Too much sugar can kill you.
The study found that Americans consume too much sugar and that their exess intake can lead to cardiovascular disease and death.
Added sugars are the worst.
Those are the sweetneers contained in soda, fruit drinks, candies, cereal and breads, as well as processed foods you find in a can, jar or package.
Although some of us sugar experts believe you should consume even less, here are the recommendations from various organizations.
- The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to less than 100 calories daily for women and 150 calories daily for men.
- The World Health Organization suggests that you limit your sugar consumption to less than 10% of your calories.
- The Institute of Medicine recommends that added sugars make up less than 25% of your total calories. (I believe that this recommendation is outrageously high.)
Wondering if the authors of this study can be trusted? Check out their impeccable credentials.</>
1Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
3Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
4Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
5Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Now watch the CNN episode about the new study.
Connie Bennett is a former sugar-addicted journalist and author of the bestselling books, Sugar Shock, which was praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Beyond Sugar Shock, which was endorsed by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Christiane Northrup. In 1998, after Connie quit sugar on doctor’s orders, all 44 of her baffling ailments vanished, including brain fog, depression, mood swings and severe PMS. For more than 15 years, Connie—who is acclaimed as The Sugar Freedom Guide—has helped thousands of sugar and carb addicts worldwide discover that Life is Sweeter When Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You™. Subscribe to her popular Sugar Shock Blog and like her on Facebook.