Adding Sugar Adds Pounds

Adding Sugar Adds Pounds What happens when you sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over that breakfast cereal? According to 27 years of Minnesota Heart Survey data collected on subjects aged 25 through 74, added sugar adds up to more pounds of body weight. During the period, consumption of added sugar increased across all age groups for both males and females. Men increased their added sugar intake the most an astonishing 37.8% between 1980 and 2009. Women increased consumption by 13.4%.

True Strength Moment: The term 'added sugar' was defined as sugar added to foods during processing, preparation or at the table. So reducing sugar consumption isn't just a matter of holding off on adding it to coffee, tea and cereal. To get to the bottom of your intake, you'll have to remain very diligent about reading the Facts Panels on all the processed food products you buy. Sugar is called out in that white panel along with fats and carbohydrates. Be sure to balance that information against the number of serving in the container.
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Mar 31, 2011
That's why I started adding a scoop of Optimum's 100% Whey to my oatmeal! A healthy alternative and even tastes better! Forget the sugar- give me the 100% Gold Standard Whey instead!