We have a biological drive to search out sweet foods. Our ancient relatives prized berries, fruits, and honey to provide quick energy for the long days of activity. And, when these were the only sugar sources available, trusting your sweet tooth was of little harm. Fast forward to present day: our world is overloaded with sugars at a time when we couldn’t possibly need it less. The World Health Organization recommends we limit added/free sugars to no more than 10% of our total calories… or about 12 teaspoons (50g) of sugar a day on a 2000 calorie diet. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 9 teaspoons a day for men and 6 teaspoons a day for women… and juice is included in these numbers.
Read more in this edition of FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine.