Diabetes and Obesity Causing Corn Sugar Ladened Processed Foods Started with Nixon's Sec. Earl Butz (IN)
US News and World Report Sarah Baldauf, August 24, 2009
Added sugars, which are sprinkled on and processed into packaged foods and , have become all too common in the American diet, says the American Heart Association. The group argues that sugar bingeing is helping drive the uptick in metabolic changes in the American population, including the exploding obesity rate, and has now recommended an upper limit on daily consumption.
Women should consume no more than 100 calories per day of added , and men should not top 150 calories per day. There goes the soda habit: One 12-ounce can contains about 8 teaspoons or about 33 grams of added sugar, which equals approximately 130 calories, notes the AHA. (One gram of sugar serves up 4 calories, according to the American Dietetic Association.)
With math like that, it's not surprising that the average American rings up an average of 22.2 teaspoons, or 355 calories per day, of added sugars, mostly from sugar-sweetened beverages.
But those who shun sweet-tasting drinks are not off the hook. Part of the challenge of avoiding added sugars, argues the AHA, is that they have become far more prevalent over time; the amount of added sugars in Americans' options increased 19 percent between 1970 and 2005. Here are 11 sneaky dietary sources that are surprisingly high in added sugars: [Corn sugar became a cheap source of sugar especially during the Reagan Administration on a larger scale because of their takeover policies with junk bonds. Jim)]
Fortune cookies. Just one fortune cookie packs about 3.6 grams of added sugar.
Flavored booze. Exercise good judgment when you drink: One ounce of crème de menthe has 14 grams of added sugar; 53-proof coffee-flavored liqueur has 16 grams of added sugar per ounce.
Baked beans. A one-cup serving of canned baked beans with no salt added will cost you nearly 15 grams of added sugar. [I buy organic canned beans for convenience which contains 2 gms per serving, but families should buy the beans and cook them. Good source of protein. Jim] ... http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/diet-fitness/2009/08/24/foods-surprisingly-high-in-added-sugar.html