by Lexi Petronis
Americans eat a lot of sugar--collectively, we consume more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. That's about 6 teaspoons more than has been recommended...until now. The World Health Organization has recently said that we should cut back our sugar consumption to 6 teaspoons a day, which translates to about 5 percent of our daily caloric intake, or about 100 calories total. Less than a can of soda.
Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, there are still lots of food items that harbor sugar--and some of them are things you wouldn't guess, like ketchup (one tablespoon contains a teaspoon of sugar), jarred spaghetti sauce (10 grams of sugar per half-cup serving), and soy milk (6 grams of sugar per cup).
See more: 10 Beauty Tricks That Make Guys MeltThe reason for the decreased sugar allowance, according to WHO: "There is increasing concern that consumption of free sugars, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, may result in both reduced Read More »from 4 Super-Easy Ways to Eat Less Sugar