• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Take the sugar challenge

January 3, 2017

the word sugar written in spilled sugarAmericans are eating and drinking too much added sugars, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can lead to health problems, such as weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Updated dietary guidelines for Americans recommend limiting added sugar to less than 10 percent of calories per day. Getting to that number may mean retraining your taste buds to appreciate the natural sweetness in real foods.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Katherine Zeratsky offers a challenge for changing your sugary ways. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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