Cut Out Added Sugars Infographic
Cut Out Added Sugars
Added sugars are sugars added to foods and beverages when they’re processed or prepared. Consuming too much can lead to disease – and even early death.
The American Heart Association recommended daily limit for added sugars:
- Women - 6 teaspoons; 100 calories or less
- Men – 9 teaspoons; 150 calories or less
Where do added sugars come from?
- Deceptive drinks – flavored milk, sports & energy drinks, sugary soda & tea, sweetened juice
- Unbalanced breakfasts – breakfast & energy bars, granola, sugary cereal, sweetened oatmeal
- Sweet, sweet syrups – coffee flavors, drink mixers, jellies & jams, pancake syrups
- Ice-cold candy – ice cream & gelato, frozen yogurt, fruit-flavored popsicles, sherbet & sorbet
- Bewitching baked goods – bread & pastries, cakes, cookies & pies, donuts, flavored bagels
Easy ways to avoid them:
- Check nutrition facts label and ingredients
- Limit sweet and sugary beverages
- Choose simple foods over heavily processed ones
- Rinse canned fruits if they are canned in syrup
Learn more at heart.org/HealthyForGood
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