The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting added sugar intake to 25 grams per day, or approximately 6 teaspoons.
Unsure what that looks like? Greatist did a handy photo log that works as a great visual.
If the thought of severely limiting sugar doesn’t sound so sweet, you may consider challenging yourself to 30 days without it – whole 30 is one such means of seriously reorienting your taste buds.
Breakfast can harbour a surprising amount of sugar – especially if you find yourself short on time in the morning, with a habit of grabbing something to go. Overnight oats can be a great option for those early mornings – I especially love mine topped with this easy raspberry chia seed jam.
A more in-depth post on sugar and how it can contribute to chronic pain coming soon!