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50 Foods So Sugary, They're Evil

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Riley Cardoza of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 51: "Americans' over-consumption of sweeteners has been linked to an array of health issues, including an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke," says David Zinczenko, author of the bestselling book Zero Sugar Diet. "And you'll find them in the foods you'd least expect."As a result, the USDA issued guidelines for the first time last year, recommending Americans keep their consumption of added sugars per day to no more than 10 percent of overall calories, for an average of 47 grams or 12 teaspoons a day. Americans are unknowingly consuming an average of over triple that recommendation. So what can you do to cut back? Start by avoiding these 50 Foods So Sugary, They're Evil. And while you're at it, you should also cut back on 100 Foods So Unhealthy They're Evil.

50 Foods So Sugary, They're Evil

"Americans' over-consumption of sweeteners has been linked to an array of health issues, including an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke," says David Zinczenko, author of the bestselling book Zero Sugar Diet. "And you'll find them in the foods you'd least expect."

As a result, the USDA issued guidelines for the first time last year, recommending Americans keep their consumption of added sugars per day to no more than 10 percent of overall calories, for an average of 47 grams or 12 teaspoons a day. Americans are unknowingly consuming an average of over triple that recommendation. So what can you do to cut back? Start by avoiding these 50 Foods So Sugary, They're Evil. And while you're at it, you should also cut back on 100 Foods So Unhealthy They're Evil.

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