June 2019 Soto’s Chronicles
Protecting your most valuable asset — your family
UNDER THE SHADOW OF SUGAR ReduceYourIntakeandBecomeaHealthierYou
FROM THE DESK OF DeDe Soto
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and, of course, a special shout to my dad, Nelson! The summer is upon us. Are you ready for your vacations ahead? Do you have your travel plans in place? Are you going on a road trip, to fly somewhere, or have a staycation? What are the kids’ plans? Do they have activities planned? I would love to hear what’s going on with you and your family or team. Also, I must promote our monthly workshops because just as you have travel plans, you should have trust plans, in case the unthinkable happens. Let us know if you need some guidance or assistance. We are here to serve and assist. We have been involved in several conservatorships lately, and its not something you want for your family. Prevent that situation today!
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.
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. The World 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.
Until next time and many blessings,
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