The American Heart Association recommends that men have no more than nine tablespoons of sugar a day and that women have no more than six. Or 37.5 grams and 25 grams respectivly. To put that in perspective, ONE can of Mountain Dew has 46 grams of sugar in it. We as consumers need to gain more knowledge about what's in the foods we eat, but food companies should also have a responsibility to be honest about what's in their "healthy" products.
Below are examples of foods that are deemed "healthy," but are actually worse for you than a dessert.