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how many grams of sugar per day

how may grams of sugar should you take in a day


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Recommendations 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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