There are many wise health-related reasons to limit your sugar intake. From dental decay to diabetes, sugar is a dietary culprit that has been proven to contribute to our national obesity epidemic and numerous related diseases, including cardiovascular disease.
Sugar goes by many names, which makes it difficult to find on ingredient lists. However, this sneaky added sugar is a big culprit in expanding your waistline. While some sugar is ok within a healthy diet, such as lactose in dairy products, the vast majority of us are ingesting way too much.
Last week, Molly McBrayer from our Bariatrics program posted some astonishing facts about how much sugar Americans eat — 100 pounds a year, each of us! Holy Sweet Tooth!!