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    The average American consumes 13 pounds of sugar each month!
    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
    There's a good reason why one of my top tips for Americans is to limit sugary drinks. It's because each American consumes an average of 156 pounds of added sugar each year (13 pounds of sugar per month).'s the good part...33% of the added sugar comes from soft drinks and 10% comes from sweetened fruit drinks.

    So just by limiting sweetened beverages (such as soft drinks and sweet fruit drinks), we can potentially cut the amount of added sugar in half!


    because it's simple and seemingly painless and if the average American took this to heart, it would dramatically change our health.
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Check out what our members on Parenting Community have to say about this -

    Limiting Sugary Drinks - Good Stuff to Know!
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