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In the past thirty years, the amount of sugar that is consumed has increased by about thirty percent! It is most likely the major contributing factor to the soaring rates of overweight and obesity in the United States. As we have discussed previously, since foods drowning in sugar usually replace healthy foods in a person’s diet, it is a direct reason that osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, etc. has been on the incline.

We suggest that you begin to cut down the amount of sugar you consume on a daily basis. The average American consumes about thirty four teaspoons of sugar a day – that is three times as much as we should consume! When reading ingredient labels, please be aware of the other names sugar is hiding under. These names might be: brown sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, high-fructose corn syrup, galactose, glucose, honey, hydrogenated starch, invert sugar maltose, lactose, mannitol, maple syrup, molasses, polyols, raw sugar, sorghum, sucrose, sorbitol, turbinado sugar, or xylitol.