Added Sugar in American Diets Has Caused Public Health Crisis

Dr. Geza Bruckner was recently a contributing columnist in the Lexington Herald-Leader

Let's face it. Sugars tastes good and for a little while, it may makes us feel better until the crash comes and we are left feeling tired and lifeless.

It is estimated that Americans consume 130 pounds of sugar per person a year which is about a third of a pound of sugar a day. We consume it in all the obvious places like candy, cookies, pastries and ice cream. But sugar, made of glucose and fructose, can sneak into our diets under the guise of foods we may not suspect, like crackers, processed foods, peanut butter, yogurt, sauces and bread, many of which use high fructose corn syrup, a man-made sweetener equally as toxic as sugar.

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