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How Much Sugar Should You Eat?

By Tuesday, 11 February 2020 04:45 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, including fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy.

When you consume these naturally occurring sugars in whole foods, it’s good for you.

Unfortunately, there is added sugar in processed foods. Some of these products — like cakes, pastries, and other desserts — are obvious.

But others, like bread, granola and ketchup, are less recognizable. The result is that we’re eating way too much sugar.

In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved new labeling that includes the amount of added sugar found in packaged and processed foods. These new labels are already appearing on supermarket shelves.

The goal of the labeling is for Americans to limit added sugar to no more than 10 percent of their daily calories. For someone older than 3, that means eating no more than 12.5 teaspoons, or 50 grams, per day.

While that may seem like a lot, it’s only the amount found in one can of Coke. When you consider that sugar is lurking in lots of unexpected places, the amount you consume can easily add up.

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