For more information on what to do in an emergency situation, see our Dental Emergency page

A Day’s Worth Of Sugar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines for sugar intake last week suggesting that American adults (we are not even talking about children here!) get about 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar, which adds up to about 50 grams, or 12.5 teaspoons of daily sugar on top of what’s naturally found in the foods we eat.

What does this really mean? It means that sugar is all around us and it’s deceptively surprising how easy it is to fulfill, and overfill, this quota.

“Consider this: One serving of Chobani’s strawberry Greek yogurt contains 15 grams of sugar, nearly a third of the total daily recommended added sugar intake, and we haven’t even counted what’s in your morning coffee drink.”

“And that’s just yogurt, a healthful food that also offers benefits like protein and probiotics. A can of soda has a whopping 39 grams of sugar (order a large fountain soda and you’re doomed) and a standard orange chicken dish from a Chinese take-out restaurant is packed with around 88 grams.”

Read more.

Leave a Reply