Americans Eating Less Added Sugar

Americans are not consuming as much sugar, but are still having more than what the American Heart Association recommends.

New government statistics out Wednesday show men have about 335 calories a day from added sugars - women have about 239.

Added sugars include all sugars in prepared and processed food and beverages - like desserts.

About 13 % of adults' daily calories come from added sugars.

The single biggest contributor of added sugars is regular soda.

The American Heart Association recommends men get about nine teaspoons of added sugar a day, women six.