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Reducing the Added Sugar in Your Diet

Sugar is the devil, right? Well, no...but we definitely want to limit it - especially the added sugar. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting added sugar to less than 10% of your daily calories. For a 150 pound person, this is 150 calories from added sugar, or 38 grams of sugar - max, per day. While it is fine to indulge sometimes, having some strategies to limit sugar in general leaves room for that occasional splurge. Try these ideas: 1. Don't add sugar (or honey, syrup, molasses, agave, ....) at the table. Cut back on sugar in your tea/coffee, adding extra sugar to cereal, putting syrup it on waffles, or sugar on strawberries. You can start by cutting the amount in

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