Added Sugars are the Issue
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar per day for men and 6 for women, but the average intake of added sugar in the U.S. is a whopping 22 teaspoons per person! The body can quickly turn this excess sugar into fat, increasing one’s likelihood of becoming overweight.
Where is sugar found?Sugar hides in surprising places... cutting back on processed foods and sweets - and tracking your food intake with Bon'App - is the best way to reduce your "bad" sugar intake. But it's not as easy as it sounds! Watch out for these surprising sugar-bombs...
Low-Fat Salad Dressing: Fattening oils are often replaced by sugar in low-fat salad dressings, and many varieties contain between 5-7 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoon serving. Instead, choose a salad dressing made with olive oil, which is a source of good fat.
Flavored Yogurt: Many brands contain more than 25 grams of sugar per 6-ounce serving! While plain yogurt only contains natural sugar, flavored varieties often contain sugary fruit preserves. Instead, choose a plain yogurt variety and then add a handful of fresh berries.
Spaghetti Sauce: You wouldn’t expect to find sugar in spaghetti sauce, but some processed varieties contain nearly 7 grams! How do you know which one to choose? Just ask Bon’App! Tracking your food intake with Bon'App is the easiest way to find out the sugar content of processed foods.