Stano Law June 2019

monthly “You are not alone.”

June 2019

UNDER THE SHADOWOF SUGAR ReduceYourIntakeandBecomeaHealthierYou


Paul Stano


Typically, the role of protecting the family has been a father’s job. In my case, my father wasn’t just looking out for me, my mom, and my sister, he was looking out for his community as an Ohio senator. I suppose you can say his passion for community rubbed off on me. After finishing law school, I experienced first-hand why my father was so passionate about his work. You see, there are two types of laws out there: the law for the informed and the law for the uninformed.

Sugar is addictive, and it’s in almost all the foods we eat. When you look at the nutrition facts and ingredient list of common food items, you’re almost certain to find it. Sugar comes in many forms, including honey, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup solids, dextrose, glucose, and maltose. Regardless of its type, sugar is one of the unhealthiest substances we consume regularly. Sugar —more than fat or refined carbohydrates — is a leading cause of Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and a whole host of other detrimental conditions.

And, believe me, you want to be informed.

As an elder law attorney, I often see the worst results of unfortunate timing and no planning.

This Father’s Day, take the time to enjoy your family, but also take the time to educate yourself on how you can take care of them and protect them financially if you’re no longer able to take care of yourself. Call and register for one of our free, weekly seminars today at (440) 888-6448 or visit

The average daily intake of sugar for an American is about 77 grams, which is about 18 teaspoons or 310 calories. This means that most Americans consume over 60 pounds of sugar every year!

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting your sugar intake to about 36 grams per day for men or 25 grams for women. TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) recommends even less, advising that all adults should keep their consumption under 25 grams per day. A single can of Coca-Cola contains 39 grams of sugar, mostly in the form of high fructose corn syrup. That covers the AHA’s recommendation and then some. Unfortunately, many people drink far more than just one can of sugary soda every day. A recent study published in April 2019 by researchers at Pennsylvania State University tackled daily soda and sugary drink consumption. They found that one-fifth of American children don’t drink water on a daily basis and instead choose to drink sugar-based beverages. Since these drinks have largely replaced water as a source of hydration, children are consuming more calories every day —not to mention suffering from the health detriments that come with consistent sugar intake.


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