MILWAUKEE -- When you think of sugary snacks -- cake, candy, and soda likely come to mind. But sugar is hiding in so many more foods! Our registered dietitian Lisa Grudzielanek with Your Tasty Life joins Wake Up on Friday, Oct. 12 to help us slash our sugar intake.
Too much sugar in the diet is associated with increased risk for dental decay, weight gain, heart disease and poor nutrition.
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 and children between 2 and 18: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons)
Between 2020 and 2021 a subline of 'Added Sugars' will be requires on the nutrition facts panel. For now, read labels for 'Sugar' content, understanding this included naturally occurring sugar and added sugars. 4 grams of sugar = 1 tsp.
Limit sugary sauces
Don't start your day with sugary breakfast foods
Opt for Nitro Cold Brew over sweetened coffee
Cut back on sugar when baking