Hey Sugar, Sugar

 

If you had an 8-oz glass of Sunny D orange juice or an entire Hershey’s milk chocolate with almonds candy bar in front of you, which would you think had more sugar?  If you guessed Sunny D, you are correct.  Shockingly, the glass of “fruit juice” contains 20 grams of sugar while the candy bar contains 1 whole gram less.  And even though your kids may still be buzzing from all their leftover Halloween candy, according to new research, the biggest source of added sugar in the American diet comes from beverages.  The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has just released a major study looking at the nutrition and marketing of over 600 sugary drinks to youth.  You can read the full report here, but to give you an idea of what they found, here are a few of the findings: Continue reading