Quick – did your breakfast this morning have added sugar?
The answer might be yes – nearly 60 percent of packaged foods and drinks include some form of added sugar. While added sugar is used to make foods more appetizing, the sugars have little nutritional value and add calories to your intake which can increase weight gain, poor nutrition, and tooth decay.
Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers suggestions to reduce your added sugar consumption, such as recognizing their names, studying nutrition labels, and adjusting your diet so you can stay healthy.
Even “organic” labels may have added sugar – check out Ohio State University’s recommendations here to avoid the extra sugar.More From: Ohio State University
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