You would expect pastries and muffins to be loaded with sugar, but some experts warn it's lurking in all kinds of food.Â It seems to be in everything. It is in bread. It is in crackers. It is in dressings and marinades and lots of it, often in flavored yogurts, for example.
Â Â Â Registered Dietitian Ellie Krieger tells her clients to read the ingredient list and beware that sugar goes by many names.Â She says to look out for high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, glucose. All of these are sort of code words for sugar and you want to have as little of that as possible.Â
Â Â Â Nutritionist Page Love explains why too much sugar is bad for you.Â She says sugar is very processed, and it's really stripped of all the nutrients except for the calorie source. It's sometimes referred to as an empty calorie source.Â
Â Â Â So how much added sugar should you consume?Â The general recommendation is to leave it at 10 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Four grams of sugar equals a teaspoon of sugar.Â Depending on your diet, those teaspoons can add up quickly.Â
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