Sugar – The Next Big Thing

That depends on the question! According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the maximum amount of added sugar you should ingest in a day is 25 grams (for women and children) or 37.5 grams (for men). It may not sound like much in grams however it’s six teaspoons and nine teaspoons respectively.

How many grams of added sugar do Americans take in every day? What’s your guess? The answer is at the end of this article.

This issue is much more serious than just calories and carbs and it leads straight to insulin resistance. And, the FDA has just enacted a regulation (July 2018) to add a daily value to added sugar intake that does not take full effect until 2021.

Nonetheless, a greater awareness of, and concentration on, added sugar is upon us.

This issue is of vital importance to any company which manufactures or sells food and beverage products and services and points to opportunities and threats which are evolving very quickly.

We recently broadcast a webinar on this topic for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. It was attended by over 250 Chronic Disease Directors and staff across the USA and received very positive feedback.

Contact Jamie Jordan 716-799-8223 / jjordan@segmedica.com for an opportunity to view this webinar.

Every man, woman and child in the USA consumes, on average, 128 grams of added sugar per day.

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