Secret Sugars: The Hidden Danger of the American Diet
October 21, 2020
Everyone knows that excessive sugar is horrible for your health. Sugar is one of the most well researched and easy to identify causes of chronic illness and disorders such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. One would think that excess sugar intake and limitation on processed sugar would be something that more people in the United States would be concerned about, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
The average american consumes more than 77 grams a day, which is a shockingly high and very unhealthy amount. The recommended amount of sugar, as researched by the American Health Association, is 37.5 grams per day. This is almost half of what the average American consumes in a day. This fact doesn’t even seem to be that well know in American either, as overly sweetened food and drinks have been a staple in American diets for many years. Coca Cola, a classic American drink that’s almost as iconic as bald eagles and apple pie, has 65 grams of sugar per bottle. This is a staggering amount considering the fact that a singular bottle of Coca Cola puts you over the recommended daily sugar intake.
Taking in an excess amount of sugars can cause so many different negative effects on health. These effects include, but are not limited to, increased weight gain, spiked blood sugar, and even heart disease. The likelihood of dealing with these health risks can be decreased if you pay close attention to and lower your sugar intake. We at Tiger Eye News challenge you to try and keep track of your sugar intake, and see how lowering your sugar intake makes you feel.