The American Heart Association recommends that women eat or drink no more than 20 grams of sugar a day, and men no more than 36 grams. For women, that’s equivalent to about one Twinkie, which will set you back 18 grams.
Eating much more than that has been linked not only to obesity, but to high blood pressure, and elevated levels of fat and cholesterol in the blood.
So while you now to look out for Twinkies, you might be surprised to see what other foods have just as much sugar. Check out this great article from Huffpost Healthy Living to see how you may be consuming more sugar than you think!
Is there a so-called “healthy food” that surprises you, either in this article or otherwise? When I started watching my sodium intake, I was surprised how much sodium that ketchup contained. Help open our eyes by sharing your favorite wolf in sheep’s clothing.