The number one source of added sugar for Americans, providing 47 percent of the
sugar in their diet, is sweetened beverages — items such as soda, lemonade, fruit
punch and energy drinks. Fruit provides 1 percent of the added sugars Americans
consume. (Note: Health advice to limit “added sugar” does not apply to the natural
sugar in fruit.) Even if Americans met their daily fruit intake — and 88 percent do
not — it wouldn’t come close to the volume of sugar we get from ultra-processed
foods and beverages. If you need to cut back on sugar, swap sweetened beverages
for water. Keep enjoying fruit, and aim for one or two cups per day.
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