Sure, sugar gets a bad rap. That’s because the average American consumes 335 calories worth each day. The nutritional benefit? Zilch.
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Here, Cleveland Clinic dietitian Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD, points out what words on food labels indicate an added sugar. Remember: If the product has no fruit or milk products in the ingredients, all of the sugars in the food are from added sugars. The total sugar of foods containing fruit or milk include added and naturally occurring sugars.