I recently read a report stating the new sugar recommendations for adults and wanted to share this information with all of you.
The American Heart Association has come up with the first-ever recommended sugar intake levels for adults, in hopes of spurring healthy eating habits. This report suggests avoiding all processed foods as much as you can.
Rodale News, Emmaus, PA suggests that while a teaspoon of sugar may make your medicine go down, exceeding your recommended sugar intake could lead to obesity, heart disease, and not so healthy eating habits. So, how much sugar is sweet, and how much turns your health sour? For the first time ever, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released guidelines giving people an idea of what a healthy daily sugar intake really is.
The Details: The AHA statement, pushed online in the journal circulation, makes the point that added sugars, such as high-fructose corn syrup or ordinary table sugar added to sodas, breads, and other processed foods, are likely responsible for the increase in calorie consumption and the subsequent rise in obesity of the past few decades. Furthermore, people who have unhealthy sugar intake levels also consume lower levels of vital nutrients, such as zinc, iron, calcium, and vitamin A. One study even suggested that too much sugar can raise blood pressure levels. I would like to point out that the report also notes that over the past 30 years, we’ve consumed an average of 150 to 300 more calories per day than we used to. 50% of these consumed calories come from beverages. Keep in mind also that our physical activity levels remain unchanged, so the extra calories do not get burned off.
Do SmartforLife® Products Follow The Sugar Recommendations?
I’d like to bring to your attention that all of our Smart for Life products are not only low in sugar, but are suitable for most diabetics. Smart for Life cookies are made with just 2-5 grams of sugar per serving, as well as our cupcakes. Even our delicious cereals contain just 8 grams of sugar per serving. I created Smart for Life products to keep your body in a low glycemic index, which in turn keeps your sugar and insulin low, in a fat burning no- hunger zone. This unique blend of protein then suppresses your hunger while the fiber expands like a sponge to fill you up.
To make a comparison, surveys have also found that the average American consumes around 22.2 teaspoons of added sugar each day. According to the new guidelines, we should really be eating a fraction of that amount. The Smartforlife® sugar recommendations for adult women is 5 teaspoons (20 grams) of sugar per day, while for men it is 9 teaspoons (36 grams) daily. For children, it is just 3 teaspoons (12 grams) per day.
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