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Too Much of a Sweet Thing

Americans consume an average of 23 teaspoons of added sugar a day.

Frustrated by trying to find how much sugar is in an item by reading the food label? Help may be on the way! The Center for Science in the Public Interest has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to set limits for safe levels of added sugar and to specifically include the amount in Nutrition Facts labels. Too much sugar is a risk factor for heart disease, obesity, and tooth decay. See how easily we get too much of the sweet stuff [infographic].

PositiveTip: Put a padlock on the sugar bowl today!