- Sugar is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and many other chronic diseases
- Added sugars are the culprit, not fruits and natural fruit juices
This story was originally published on CNN.com in 2014.
(CNN)In recent years, sugar -- moreso than fat -- has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health.
- The Institute of Medicine recommends that added sugars make up less than 25% of your total calories.
- The World Health Organization recommends less than 10%.
- The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to fewer than 100 calories daily for women and 150 calories daily for men.