Apple A Day – Don’t Drink Your Calories!

It’s the season of sugar – be careful!

by Jen Davis

October is here! You know what that means – the next three months will include candy in October, pie in November, and cookies in December! YUM! Today, we are talking about why you should limit it, how much is the recommended limit and how to determine what you are actually consuming.

According to the American Diabeties association, research has shown that drinking sugary drinks is linked to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can cause retinopathy, heart disease and diabetic nephropathy.

The World Health Organization is dropping its sugar intake recommendations to 6 teaspoons a day.

To find the amount of sugar in a product, the most important number is 4. (Why? Find out by watching the video above!)

As always, keep moving towards optimal health, by making one change at a time! Thank you for watching! We will see you next time on Wellsboro Home Page!

http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.asp

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dhd/causes.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000494.htm

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2014/consultation-sugar-guideline/en/

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