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Added sugar: Where is it hiding?

Added sugar is everywhere in the food supply. Itís so ubiquitous that you might find some packaged and processed foods unappetizing without it. Evolution has hard-wired our palates to prefer sweet-tasting foods to obtain quick energy and to avoid bitter-tasting poisons. But in America today, our diet has reinforced and strengthened that preference beginning in early childhood. Americans take in an average of more than 17 teaspoons of sugar (about 290 calories) a day…

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