American Heart Association recommends sugar

A spoonful of sugar

Just when I finally agreed with the American Heart Association on something, they had to go and say something stupid again.

No, worse than stupid. Downright dangerous.

I was searching their site and found a section on “sugars and carbohydrates.” Get this one: They recommend men eat nine teaspoons of sugar a day, and women six teaspoons.

I’m not sure how they came up with those ludicrous numbers. But here’s the truth…

Even these seemingly small amounts can add up to big health problems.

Besides, most people are getting way more than that on any given day. It’s not hard to do. Especially when you consider that a typical 12-ounce can of soda contains about eight teaspoons of sugar all by itself.

And don’t forget sugar goes by a lot of different aliases. Here are just a few of its other names…