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Good News: U.S. Consuming Less Added Sugar

Knocking out sugar-sweetened beverages makes a difference!

In the past decade, U.S. citizens cut their added sugar intake by almost 25%. Analysis of government data shows per capita consumption dropped from 100 grams per day (25 tsp.) to 77 grams (19 tsp.). That is a big drop and most can be attributed to decreased soda consumption. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends no more than 50 grams (12 tsp.) daily of added sugar.

PositiveTip: Avoid low-nutrient foods like cookies, candy, cake and other "indulgence" foods to reduce added sugars.