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Well a new effort is under way to regulate just how much sugar is in your favorite soft drink at the center for science in the public interest is urging the FDA.
To require beverage makers to cut back on sweeteners but.
Here's a thing should -- FDA intervene on behalf of Americans or.
Isn't up to IRS to take more responsibility.
For our own health.
Joining us now is doctor Alexis -- she's attending physician and assistant professor.
In the Department of Emergency Medicine in new York presbyterian.
Weill Cornell medical center thank you so much for joining us anything so just Americans -- first ball you know how much shook her.
Do we get on average and how much is recommended.
And the World Health Organization and that American Heart Association recommends.
32 grams of added sugar and that's not counting went to getting your fruits and much get your vegetables every -- that added sugar a day per person.
For general 2000 calorie diet that's about the equivalent an eight teaspoons of sugar and to our fit -- -- -- -- like six for women and nine for a man.
So that's how much they recommend that we -- apparently we're getting a lot more gas the -- the matter is and in general Americans get a -- eighteen to 23 -- an eighteen to 23 greens.
Member of teaspoons of sugar a day that's two to three times more than -- recommend -- -- that's about three to 400 calorie.
And it seems like they're always.
The super sizing -- -- are getting a large ones and in there there always refilling it.
So what's the danger in doing that having a -- practice where you're just addicted to these kinds of -- -- -- Well that's the problem is is it does become addicted and it did you get used to drinking that much he -- you having that much sweetness in your life every day and and and because his.
More than just an obesity more than just diabetes -- now been connected to heart disease.
Even thought to be in investigations going into -- connection with certain kinds of cancers.
I'm making certain kinds of cancers thanks so it's not just a matter.
Are -- nutrients that we need for not getting them because -- there and to calories they had no nutritional -- whatsoever.
But now our -- contributing to learn how proud I was really try to stay away from all -- But -- -- is answer really more FDA regulation more government intervention or what steps can we take ourselves.
To empower ourselves in terms of our health.
I think that that's and really I'm really important aspect and as is that we are in control over by -- with -- Internet.
And how can we do that better and that the first thing I would recommend is a learning how to read the labels.
He going to the supermarket in -- turn around package to see what's in there.
We're very used to let me calories and looking at sat in this country there's a lot of -- that it's very important.
Thank you read down a little bit further where they have carbohydrates and then not just below that -- has centers.
And that is in summer in grand cents and one -- one serving.
At -- specific product.
And you might be amazed to find that things we don't think about things I don't think of is sweets -- -- condiments.
And salad dressings to me -- -- even breakfast cereals.
That we don't think had a much sugar you'd be amazed to to finally -- People should get involved in action saying can we gonna cut -- -- in a -- purchasing your child.
Look let's -- diesels and covered find some alternative.
And at -- -- help you answer yes if you even look at other brands and the same products you'll find that they put different amounts of senate and you can really can troll.
What you're bringing your rights pipeline on average how many teaspoons of sugar in -- soda like say you know you get can -- Twenty handset has about sixteen keys and I watched her.
Did for me the next shoe sugar per day and your -- and I had absolutely.
Right are let's keep drinking the water.
He's -- -- my son there my identity with a good information and thanks for joining us for the first time that would do it for us good to be here enough for.
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