Statistics show that over 20% of all Americans eat more than 700 calories of sugar per day. Sugar has a detrimental effect on overall health, and it’s contained in almost every food you eat.
There’s sugar in yogurt, granola bars, and pasta sauces. It’s called “hidden sugar,” as explained by Elyse Powell, a doctoral researcher at UNC. This doesn’t apply to the natural sugar you get from fruits, whole grains, and veggies.