There are a number of myths floating around out there about sugar consumption, and one of the most common is that the majority of added sugars in the American diet comes from sugar-sweetened beverages. The truth is, people get most of their sugar from food, not beverages. In fact, according to a March 2012 data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food is the number one source of added sugars in the diets of American children and adolescents. So the next time you hear that sugar-sweetened beverages are the main source of added sugars, you can set the record straight!
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