Wednesday, February 1

If You Take The No-Sugar Diet Too Far, You Could Cut Out Essential Nutrients Too

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When you’re thinking of overhauling your lifestyle for the better, nixing sugar is probably one of the first changes you think of. After all, over the past few years, sugar has been linked to a slew of health conditions, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. So, it’s hardly shocking that the popularity of the no-sugar diet is on the rise.

It’s clear that America has a sugar problem. While the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you have no more than 10 percent of your total daily calories from sugar (FYI: That’s 12 teaspoons in a 2,000-calorie diet), the average daily intake of added sugars is somewhere closer to 17 teaspoons among adults, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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