One teaspoon of sugar contains 16 calories. The average person eats 22 teaspoons of sugar daily, which can add hundreds of calories without any nutritional value.
- Sugar raises and then drops your blood glucose levels, leaving you fatigued, forgetful and irritable.
- Extra sugar increases your risk of obesity and may set you up for diabetes.
- The more added sugar a person takes in, the higher the risk of dying of heart disease.