We’re always hearing these days how bad sugar is for the body, and it seems folks are starting to get the message. A new poll finds a lot of people are very informed about the health impact of sugar and are doing what they can to cut down on their consumption, but they probably aren't doing as much as they think.
The survey, conducted by siggi’s yogurt, finds that 50% of folks say that sugar content is the thing they pay the most attention to when it comes to food, with 20% more concerned about calories, followed by protein, carbohydrates and fat. What’s more, 81% of people say they are doing their best to cut sugar out of their diet in order to improve their health.
Unfortunately, even though they're trying, many aren’t succeeding, because they aren’t aware of some of the hidden sugars hiding in the food. In fact, 75% of consumers don't know what constitutes the “sugar” listed on the nutrition label, while another 75% are unable to identify “added” sugars. They also don’t know how much sugar they should be consuming, since 68% are unaware of the American Heart Association’s recommended maximum daily intake.