By: Meg Roberts, P.H.Ec.
A single serving of store bought fruit on the bottom yogurt contains over 20 grams of added sugar. ‘Added sugar’ is any source of sugar that isn’t naturally present in a food (e.g. table sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, agave, honey). For reference, here is how much added sugar you should be aiming for each day*:
Children - no more than 4 teaspoons of added sugar a day (16 grams/day; 64 calories/day)
Women - no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day ( 25 grams/day; 100 calories/day)
Men - no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar a day (37.5 grams/day; 150 calories/day)
*The National Academy of Medicine does not recognize sources of added sugar as having any nutritional benefit and therefore there is no dietary reference intake value set for sugar.
By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD, P.H.Ec.
I love baked oatmeal recipes because they are super easy, take about 5 minutes to put together (in one bowl! Yay for limited dishes) and leave you with a weeks worth of healthy breakfast/ snacks!
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