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."
"Most American women should eat or drink no more than 100 calories per day from added sugars, and most American men should eat or drink no more than 150 calories per day from added sugars," states the AHA.
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