According to the CDC, 36.5% of Americans are obese, making us one of the most overweight countries in the world. Added sugar is directly related to weight gain, and knowing how much is in your food can limit its effects on you. Next time you’re in the grocery store, check your nutrition labels. The average bottle of soda contains 40mg of sugar per serving. Added sugar is also found in energy drinks, fruit juices, processed foods, and many more.
Food for thought… did you know that 40mg is 10 teaspoons!? For the parents out there, would you serve your child 10 teaspoons of sugar at home?