Cut Out Added Sugars - Infographic
Cut Out Added Sugars
Added sugars are sugars added to foods and beverages when they're processed or prepared. Consuming too much can hurt your health and even shorten your life.
The American Heart Association recommended daily limit for added sugars:
Men — 9 teaspoons / 36 grams / 150 calories OR LESS
Women and kids ages 2+ — 6 teaspoons / 25 grams / 100 calories OR LESS
(children under 2 should not consume any added sugars)
Where to watch for added sugars:
- Sugary drinks: flavored milk, sports & energy drinks, soda & soft drinks, coffee & tea, juice & fruit drinks
- Sweetened breakfasts: breakfast & energy bars, granola & muesli, hot & cold cereals, yogurts, smoothies
- Syrups and sweets: syrups, honey & molasses, jelly, jam & spreads, drink mixes, candy
- Frozen treats: ice cream & gelato, frozen yogurt, popsicles, sherbet & sorbet, frozen desserts
- Sweet baked goods: sweet rolls & breads, cakes, cookies & pies, donuts & pastries, snack foods, desserts
How to avoid them:
- Always check nutrition facts label and ingredients.
- Limit sugary drinks and foods.
- Replace candy and desserts with naturally sweet fruit.
- Make items at home with less added sugars.
Learn more at heart.org/HealthyforGood.
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