It’s generally accepted that cutting back on refined and added sugars is a great way to boost weight loss. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that women consume no more than 100 calories per day from added sugar (about six teaspoons) and that men consume no more than 150 calories a day (about nine teaspoons). Americans, on average, consume as many as twenty or more teaspoons of sugar per day. At about fifteen calories per teaspoon and four calories per gram, calories from added sugars can add up quickly, especially when consumed via processed and convenience foods, snacks and sweet drinks.
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