The news is short, but not sweet

The clamor is getting louder.

The experts agree on one fact. We’re consuming too much sugar.

Now the World Health Organization recommends cutting our intake of sugar to six to 12 teaspoons a day. And, you could get that much sugar in a single can of soda.

Here are some more facts from a March 5, 2015, article in The Dallas Morning News.

One tablespoon of ketchup contains one teaspoon of sugar, and a can of soda can have as many as 10 teaspoons.

Americans get about 13 percent of their calories from added sugar. That’s 268 calories a day or the equivalent of about 18 teaspoons.

People who eat large amounts of sugar are at higher risk of dying prematurely from heart problems, diabetes and cancer.

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