Digestive Care Expert Brenda Watson
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Kick the Sugar Habit!

Notable News – In August the American Heart Association presented new recommendations about how much added sugar Americans should be eating, and all I can say is it’s about time!

For decades we’ve consumed way too much sugar, resulting in higher rates of obesity and related conditions like high blood pressure, high triglycerides, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and that’s just naming a few! Excess sugar consumption also feeds harmful yeast like Candida in the gut, so when I heard the news, I knew we were finally taking a step in the right direction.

The AHA now recommends no more than 100 calories daily of added sugar for women, and no more than 150 for men. If you think about it, this means that if a woman drinks only one soda, she’s already over that limit!

On average, Americans consume almost three times the new recommended amounts, and it has to stop—for our health and for the health of our kids—so let’s start today! Look at how much added sugar you consume in your diet, and I bet the amount will surprise you. Start reading labels too, and soon you’ll be making better choices about what you put in your body.

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Written by Brenda Watson

Brenda Watson is among the foremost authorities in America today on natural digestive care, herbal cleansing and nutrition. A dynamic health advocate, best-selling author and celebrated PBS-TV health educator, Brenda overcame her own battle with chronic illness and has since helped millions of people improve their well-being through optimal digestion and nutrition. She continues to share her knowledge with the world through her books, online media, and radio and television appearances. Sign up today to receive Brenda’s Healthy Living eNewsletter full of do-it-yourself tips, recipes, and exclusive offers!

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2 Comments for Kick the Sugar Habit!

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ALICE | February 14, 2010 at 6:37 am

I DRINK A LEST TWO 10FL.OZ OR MORE CRANERGY JUCIE A DAY. THEN I DRINK MINUTE MAID HELP NOURISH YOUR BRAIN JUICE ADAY. THEN I DRINK LOW SODIUM V8 VEGETABLE JUICE SOMETIME DAILY. THEN I DRINK ABOUT 48FL.OZ OF WATER OR MORE THAN THAT SOMETHING. I GET MY WATER FROM MY KITCHEN SINK. I LOVE SWEET IT CAN BE CAKE PIE COOKIES CANDY ICE CREAM ,I LOVE SWEET I NOT GOING TO LIE TO YOU. I NEED HELP TELL ME WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT ADDICTION TO SWEET. THANK YOU SO MUCH BRENDA WATSON.

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Bonnie | January 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

Juice has a lot of concentrated sugar in it. Try drinking water and eating fruit instead (you get the fiber and all the goodness from the real fruit instead of just the sugar from it) Try drinking a fruit herbal tea with stevia drops. It tastes good and sweet, but no sugar and no chemicals like aspartame! We are trying to get rid of sugar in our house. It is really hard. Check out sugarshock.com. It is helpful.

Bonnie

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