New Dietary Guidelines: Reduce Your Sugar Intake
By Jennifer Fox Williams, MPH
This month, the Obama Administration released new Dietary Guidelines for 2015-2020. An important addition to the new guidelines is a focus on reducing the amount of added sugar consumed. Research has increasingly demonstrated a link between consumption of added sugar and negative health outcomes, especially Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
If you need convincing about why and how sugar is bad for your health, check out the links at the end of this article and watch this video:
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The new Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming no more than 10% of daily calories from added sugar.