Source: Good Housekeeping May 2013
“Psst! Yeah, it’s me again.
I’ve gotta speak to you women now:
Did you know you’re only supposed to have 6 teaspoons of me a day?
I didn’t stutter, I said 6.
Yet look at what you’re doing: You’re eating, on average, 18 teaspoons a day!
Here’s an extreme example:
You’re starting the day with chocolate almond granola in vanilla-flavored almond milk.
During the mid-morning, you chug down black coffee with hazelnut syrup.
Lunchtime! It’s roasted turkey on whole wheat with a sweet pickle on the side –
washed down with a 20-ounce cola.
Come dinner time, it’s ribs heavily laden with bottled barbecue sauce,
vegetarian baked beans out of a can,
lettuce drowned in French dressing, fudge drizzled caramel popcorn
and raspberry iced tea.
Altogether that’s 54 1/2 teaspoons of me for the day!
Ugh! How can your heart stand it!?
Please, please stop the madness: cut down on the packaged stuff –
start studying cookbooks
that’ll teach you to cook with less sugar.
Your heart will thank you.”