In honor of National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is suggesting that Americans cut down on their overall intake of sugar, sodium and fat.
According to the 2015- 2020 Dietary Guidelines, Americans should get less than 10% of their daily calories from added sugars. This can be a feat in itself, considered added sugars can be hidden in plain sight. For example, when checking a nutrition label, in addition to looking for sugar, watch out for ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, dried cane syrup or sucrose.
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This article National Nutrition Month: How to Cut the Sugar, Sodium and Fat originally published at Foods4BetterHealth by Nisean Lorde, BA.