vary based on organization. For example,
the World Health Organization recommends keeping added sugar intake to 10% of total
calories. For the average 2000 calorie-diet
that's a maximum of 50 grams. The
American Heart Association recommends 6 teaspoons of sugar for women and 9 for
men (1 teaspoon of sugar has about 4g of sugar).
The primary source of added sugars are soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
For more on added sugars in the diet, see
this WebMD article "Sugar Fix."
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