74% of Packaged Foods Contain Excess Sugar
JumpstartMD can help you to minimize the abundant diseases associated with excess sugar intake while losing weight. Added sugar, according to Sugar Science, a website developed by researchers at UCSF, is found in 74% of packed foods. There are, according to Sugar Science’s research, 60 names for sugar. Yes, it’s a hefty list, but one that can arm you with knowledge to avoid adding in those unwanted nutritionally vacuous and arguably toxic carbohydrates.
Reading the total amount of sugar on the Nutrition Facts does not give the entire picture
Manufacturers do not have to make the distinction between naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. This makes it doubly hard to get an accurate amount on how much added sugar one is truly consuming on a daily basis. At JumpstartMD we strive to get as much sugar, both naturally occurring and added, out of the daily diet.
American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines On Added Sugars
The American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines on added sugars, state that you should not exceed the following daily amounts:
- 6 tsp (25grams) for Women
- 9tsp (38 grams) per day for Men
- 3-6tsp (12-25grams per day) for Children
When you begin to familiarize yourself with the Nutrition Facts on packaged foods you may be surprised, and dismayed, to learn that single servings often exceed the AHA recommendations.
Minimize the Abundant Diseases Associated with Excess Sugar
More research is coming out on the toxic effects sugar has on the body. If you’re interested in minimizing the abundant diseases associated with excess sugar consumption (diabetes, Alzheimer’s heart attacks, strokes, cancers, obesity, and more), then I urge you to follow these 3 tips to remove the Hidden Sugar from your Diet:
- Become very familiar with sugar’s sixty names.
- Read the list of ingredients.
- Remember that added sugars are not distinguished from naturally occurring sugars on the Nutrition Facts.
Members Get Access to Recipes That Help You Lose Weight & Eliminate Excess Sugars
Whether you want to lose 10 lbs. or 100 lbs., learning how to lose weight, and keep it off, is a lifestyle change that can improve your overall health and wellness. It takes time and it takes commitment. But you don’t have to do it alone.
Contact JumpstartMD today to learn more about how we can help you minimize the risk of diseases associated with excess weight and excess sugar intake.