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According to the American Heart Association (AHA), Americans consume about 22 teaspoons of sugar daily. The term “sugar” in the AHA’s calculation refers to added sweeteners including sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, glucose, maltose and several more; it does not include natural sugars found in foods like fruit, milk and beans. Table sugar’s caloric contribution may be small when used in moderation, but it can play a role in obesity and dental problems.
agave nectar, It is a natural sweetener that ranks relatively low on the glycemic load scale and although it provides as many calories as sucrose (table sugar), it is much sweeter so you can use less of it say one-quarter of a cup to substitute for one cup of sugar in most recipes.