UPDATED June 4th, 2018
Summer is the perfect time for a sugar detox. You’re outdoors, soaking up the sun, being active and showing off your bikini bod. Plus, the kids are home from school so you can use this time to get them into healthier eating habits. There’s no question that we have a global sugar addiction. Following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to reduce sugar intake worldwide, the new 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines also recommended that adults snd children restrict sugar to 10% of their daily calories—or about 12 teaspoons a day. That’s the amount of sugar in one can of soda—yikes! To put that in perspective, the old guidelines suggested you eat no more than 3.9 teaspoons per 1,000 calories, yet children in this country eat an average of 9.7 teaspoons per 1,000 calories and adults eat 8.4.