Lowering the amount of added sugar in your diet not only will help you lose weight, it can also help lower your risk of many chronic diseases.

According to Healthline.com, added sugars account for up to 17% of the total calorie intake of adults and up to 14% for children, but dietary guidelines suggest that people should limit calories from added sugar to less than 10% per day. Consuming added sugar can cause weight gain, and increase your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and depression. It could also accelerate the skin aging process and cause tooth decay.

Here are a few tips to cut down on added sugar, according to the American Heart Association:

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