The American Breakfast
by Brittney

American breakfast is really disguised dessert eaten in the morning. While the government recommends no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar a day, the average American consumes 23 I just breakfast alone!  And some of these sugary breakfast are coming from foods that are traditionally thought of as healthy. For example: Chobani Blueberry fruit on the bottom greek yogurt contains 15 grams of sugar—that's more sugar than a 1/2 cup of Breyers vanilla ice cream. 

Yet companies like Yoplait and Chobani have built yogurt empires in America by saturating their products with sugar. Yoplait recently lowered the sugar in its classic 6-ounce strawberry yogurt from 26 grams to 18 grams (4.5 teaspoons), but that's still more than the 15 grams you’ll get in a standard brownie!



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