How to curb your sugar intake at movie theaters

Posted: 9:29 AM, May 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-03 09:29:59-04

Summer blockbuster movie season is kicking off. As people head to the movie theaters to catch the most-anticipated films, sugar intakes also increase.

The American Heart Association recommends that men take in less than nine teaspoons of added sweetener per day and women take in less than six. However, the average person takes in 22 teaspoons of added sugar each take, increasing their risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Registered dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade has the sugary treats to watch out for and alternatives to try when you're at the movie theaters.