It’s difficult to know how healthy our food is nowadays. Food and beverage manufacturers are super skilled at misleading consumers with health-related packaging and buzzwords — while cramming their products with sugar.
Groups like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that women limit their daily sugar intake to 6 teaspoons or 24 grams a day, and men limit to 9 teaspoons or 36 grams. That makes every 4 grams of sugar equal to 1 teaspoon, so the math adds up quickly!
The sticky situation is that many of our daily food selections far exceed those recommended amounts, and servings per container aren’t often taken into account when consuming our favorite treats.
Can you spot which common product contains more sugar per recommended serving?
If you’re looking to limit your sugar intake, you’ll find the help you need in Healthline’s “Guide to Breaking Up with Sugar.”