Infographic: 3 easy ways to cut sugar from your diet
Sugar has been tied to a number of health issues including cardiovascular disease and obesity, yet the average American still consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day.
Cutting sugar out of your diet can be difficult, but it’s worth it, says Tara Allen, a registered dietitian on staff at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill.
“Sugar is bad for your heart, your waistline and your teeth,” says Allen. “Changing diet habits can be difficult, but if you do it slowly and thoughtfully, you will be successful.”
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