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SUGAR #3: HOW MUCH WHERE? – Sugar is hidden in many foods. The largest category of foods adding hidden sugar to the typical American or Western Diet are soft drinks, energy drinks, and sports drinks. Colas are the most profitable item in a fast food meal and the sugar keeps you coming back for another sugar “high”. About a third of all sugar consumed by Americans is in soft drinks, energy drinks, and sports drinks. Sports drinks are fine if you are exercising but if you are on the couch, they are just another form of sugary drink. Energy drinks deliver caffeine but often with too much sugar as well. Find out what’s in your Sports Drink and Energy Drink and switch from soft drinks to unsweetened tea, sparkling water, or diluted fruit juice. Grain-based desserts like cookies, cakes, pastries, pies, and donuts have sugar but so do many foods where you least expect to find sugar. A sugar cube has 4 grams of Sugar and seeing how many cubes are in different foods gives you a visual record of added sugar. Salad dressings have sugar as do ketchup and pasta sauce. Yogurts often have added sugar along with breads and ice cream. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to change food labels to clearly show added sugar, but this has been delayed to 2020 to allow the smaller food manufacturers to comply. Check out all processed foods for hidden sugar and burn off added sugar in Sports Drinks with exercise by having your muscles stay strong during prolonged exercise. A Protein-Rich Shake can fight sugar craving, because protein satisfies hunger longer and better without a sugar “high” and “crash” leading to sugar craving. There are only 9 grams of fructose in a shake which is about 2 sugar cubes and the sugar is needed for great taste! Watch out for how you use colas and energy drinks to be sure you are not developing a habit or addiction! Food addiction is the next topic -So stay tuned!! #drdavidheber #sugar #diet to learn more go to and and read PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available on for $5.49

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