We Bet You Can’t Get 100% On This Sugar Quiz
See if it’s less than, more than, or about as much as you expect.
Obviously sugar is the magical ingredient in sweets and desserts. But it’s also — not as obviously — the magical ingredient in a lot of other stuff, too.
Which is how Americans end up eating a lot of it — about 20 teaspoons (or 48 grams) per day.
The thing is though, as BuzzFeed Health has reported, because sugar is associated with heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, the American Heart Association recommends limiting your daily added sugar intake to 24–36 grams per day (which is 6–9 teaspoons). Added sugar is sugar that’s added to food during processing or preparation, as opposed to the sugar that is naturally found in fruit and dairy.
So, test your knowledge on how much sugar is in stuff we eat every day. And btw, some of these items have natural and added sugar; we noted that each time.
Chickpea Pasta With Squash And Broccoli
This colorful dinner flips the usual pasta/veggie ratio by serving up a generous amount of broccoli and vitamin A–rich butternut squash with protein-packed chickpea pasta. For additional green power, blend more broccoli into a smooth sauce.
Turkey-Vegetable Bolognese With Spaghetti Squash
Let squash stand in for noodles. We love traditional pasta with meat sauce, but for a lower-cal and lower-carb meal, spaghetti squash is a tasty switch. Plus, its toothsome texture is the perfect partner for this hearty, veggie-heavy sauce.