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We’re eating 22 teaspoons of added sugar, on average, every day, according to USDA Economic Resource Service  data. That’s 2-3 times as much added sugar as what health authorities recommend to keep tabs on obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic conditions that are linked to too much sweeteners.

Since the vast majority of added sugars are in processed foods and beverages, the first step in reducing sweeteners is to be able to identify them in processed foods. Use our infographic, 46 Sneaky Names for Sugar,” to help you identify added sugars in the ingredient lists so you can keep better tabs on sources of added sugars in your diet.