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sugary-soda. Whether you call it soda, pop, cola, soda pop, or maybe even a fizzy drink, it all carries a bubbly place in the hearts of many.

Can’t picture 4 grams of sugar, like it says on the label? Well, that’s 1 teaspoon. Soft drinks usually have 40 grams/10 tsp.

Still cannot imagine it yet? How about a 20oz or 600ml or a regular bottle of coke? 600ml contain almost 22 packs of sugar.

Sugars in your diet can be naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose). Added sugars are sugars and syrups put in foods during preparation or processing, or added at the table.

The major sources of added sugars are regular soft drinks, sugars, candy, cakes, cookies, pies and fruit drinks (fruitades and fruit punch); dairy desserts and milk products (ice cream, sweetened yogurt and sweetened milk); and other grains (cinnamon toast and honey-nut waffles).

What is a Safe Amount of Sugar to Eat Per Day?
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Some people can eat some sugar without harm, while others should avoid it as much as possible.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:

Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).

If you tend to consume a lots amount of sugar per day, it is time to change your habit before it was too late. Specifically, excess sugar consumption has been associated with obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, tooth decay, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and a lot more.

Eat Smart, Eat Clean, Eat Healthy! Stay Wow and Wink wink~!!

Credit and citation from American Heart Association (AHA)


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