East Stroudsburg Residents with Healthy Diets Limit Sugar

WARNING to Monroe County Residents – Natural and Diet Foods DO Contain SUGAR

Avoid Sugary Foods for a Healthier Life

Americans, on average consume 30 teaspoons of SUGAR each day which equals 475 calories, or 3 times the recommended amount by the American Heart Association.  Diabetes has become a chronic disease in the United States, and the CDC reports that in 2010, 1.9 million new cases were diagnosed for ages over 20 in the US.

One common misconception is that foods labeled as Fat-free, Low-Fat, and NATURAL, are automatically good for you, and great for dieters – READ the FOOD LABEL and discover that while fat may be low, and some ingredients natural, the SUGAR amounts are still high, which equal lots of extra CALORIES.

Top 10 sugar foods

  • Cola
  • Sweetened cereals
  • White bread
  • Candy
  • Granola/energy Bars — up to 25 grams for one bar
  • Juice and other sweetened beverages – Including Sports Drinks
  • Bakery Items (muffins, cookies, etc)
  • Frozen yogurt and ice cream – even fat free, and low fat
  • Canned or dried fruit
  • Smoothies — can have up to 60g in a 16 ounce

Be an informed consumer – READ FOOD LABELS for calories and sugar amounts in all products, especially those marketed as being “good for you”, natural, low-fat, fat-free, sports and energy.


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