Full disclosure: Our family loves sugar. We sprinkle it in our coffee, you can find it in the cereal we eat, and my kids have been known to sneak candy every now and again (understatement of the year). When you take a close look, it almost seems like everything has sugar in it! Did you know two cups of some store-bought spaghetti sauce contains as much sugar as a poptart?
I recently watched Fed Up, a new documentary produced and narrated by Katie Couric, which digs deep into the obesity epidemic, and discovers a surprising culprit — sugar, not fat, is making us fat. This made me think: Should we really be using so much sugar in our home? And is sugar hidden in everything? Sparked by the reporting about sugar in the documentary, I set out to do my own research across the wide world of the internet, and found dozens of similar studies that shed light on the dangerous effects of sugar. Share this with your husband, share this with your kids (do they really need so many gummy bears?) — these 25 tidbits of information that I discovered about sugar were enough to motivate me and my family to cut back. Do you feel the same way?[collection type=’slideshow’ style=’classic’]