The answer is easy… oh wait, maybe it’s not!
So all the experts now agree that WE EAT TOO MUCH SUGAR! Yes, “sugar head” is the answer to the above question… in short. According to the World Health Organization, the recommended daily intake of sugar is only 5% of your diet. That’s about six teaspoons. But, the FACT that food manufacturers don’t tell consumers this information on food labels is a real disturbing problem because excessive sugar intake is almost a given without it.
According to Robert Lustig, M.D., professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at the University of California – San Francisco, food manufacturers add sugar to lots of foods that don’t even taste sweet. “You could make dog poop taste good with enough sugar, and the food industry does,” he says.
Here are 56 different words for sugar that you would definitely miss as really being sugar. They’re often listed far down the ingredients list so that you won’t realize the quantity of sugar in a product. “When you add it up, it’s No. 1,” Lustig says.
Here’s an infographic based on Lustig’s list thanks to Women’s Health Magazine: