On average, Americans consume 130 pounds of sugar every year. Sugar is linked to health issues including Type 2 diabetes, obesity and depression. Do you regulate your sugar intake and if so how?

Karen_Kuzminskas
Karen Kuzminskas, Hamilton, Mass.

Raw vegan chef and mother

“I don’t eat any processed sugar, I’m a raw vegan. If I’m fueling for a marathon I’ll use natural glucose through dates or agave. Dates are processed faster, and agave is processed slower in the body.”

Kathy_Moran
Kathy Moran, Big Sky, Mont.

Office Manager, Montana Living-Big Sky Real Estate

“Yes, because it’s Lent. I gave up sugar for Lent and I feel great, both physically and spiritually.”

Dean_Tsavidis
Dean Tsavidis, Marlborough, Mass.

Custom kitchen builder

“I tend to eat fruits and vegetables. We’re constantly looking at food labels and it takes about two hours for a normal grocery shop because we spend so much time looking at labels.”