One way to feel so much healthier is to limit the amount of added sugar you eat. And it doesn’t even have to be painful.
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Sugar is delicious, obviously.
The average American eats about 82 grams of added sugar a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That's more than three times the amount that experts suggest for women and children, and more than twice what they recommend for men. We're talking roughly 19.5 teaspoons of sugar, when you shouldn't be eating more than about six to nine teaspoons.
Because while sugar tastes great, it can also make you feel pretty crummy.
Not to mention: It's terrible for your health. Eating too much sugar has been linked to metabolic syndrome, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and memory loss, and even premature aging.
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