Empty Calories from Added Sugar

‘Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added when foods or beverages are processed or prepared.’
‘Many of the foods and beverages Americans eat and drink contain  empty calories which are calories from solid fats and/or added sugars. Solid fats and added sugars add calories to the food but few or no nutrients. For this reason, the calories from solid fats and added sugars in a food are often called empty calories… In most candies and sodas, all the calories are empty calories.
‘A small amount of empty calories is okay, but most people eat far more than is healthy. It is important to limit empty calories to the amount that fits your calorie and nutrient needs.’
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