Fast Facts on Sugar and Salt
Sugar and Salt in Hiding
As a dietary enemy, sugar is cleverly camouflaged because it is dissolved in liquid. A 20-ounce bottle of sugary soft-drink contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. In August, the American Heart Association recommended that women consume no more than six teaspoons of added sugar a day, and men no more than 9 teaspoons.
The Salt Pie
77 percent of the average person’s sodium intake comes from processed or restaurant foods.
Interpreting the Label
|The highlighted areas illustrate the serving size, sodium content, and amount of sugar.||The number in the % Daily Value column is based on a 2000-calorie diet.||Consumers often overlook the fact that one package may contain multiple servings.|