A Simple Way to Lower Added Sugar

One of the easiest ways of getting more than a days worth of added sugar is to order a restaurant soft drink–even a small size! Researchers for Center for Science in the Public Interest examined levels of added sugar in regular soda drinks served at the top 20 restaurant chains by revenue. The recommended daily limit is 50 grams (12 teaspoons) of added sugar per day. They found that a small soda averaged 65 grams of sugar, a medium 75 grams, and a large 108 grams–more than twice the daily recommendation.

PositiveTip: When you eat out at a restaurant, choose water as your beverage of choice to lower consumption of added sugar!