What a Nutritionist Wants You to Know About Sugar

Yes, you probably need to cut back. Here's how.

Most of us consume sugar every day without even knowing it. Raw sugar, honey, table sugar, glucose, fructose, and cane juice are just a few of the kinds of sugar we ingest daily. While sugar is the essential energy source needed for our body to live, having too much of it can be bad for your health. In fact, you are more likely to gain weight from drinking calories as opposed to eating calories.Why is sugar bad for you, though? In this video, Lynn Goldstein answers this vital question about sugar.

It is recommended you consume no more than 100-150 calories a day from added sugar. Cutting down on youradded sugar will help you feel better and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and tooth decay.


Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

This video features Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CSO, CDN. Lynn Goldstein is a registered dietitian with a masters of science degree from New York University. She is board certified in oncology nutrition and is the clinical nutrition supervisor for Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Duration: 3:07. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: May 15, 2014
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