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Watching Your Sugar Intake
One factor in a healthy diet is the amount of sugar consumed. Sugar comes in many forms, including white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, corn syrup, honey and molasses. It provides you with calories, but little else nutritionally, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To avoid getting too many calories from sugar, try to limit the amount of sugars added to your diet to 6 teaspoons a day if you eat about 1,600 calories, 12 teaspoons at 2,200 calories or 18 teaspoons at 2,800 calories. Added sugar doesn't just mean the sugar you add at the table, but also the sugar found in candy, soft drinks, jams, jellies and other sweetened foods.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.