How Much Sugar Should You Eat Per Day?
Don’t forget there is a difference between added sugars and sugars that occur naturally in foods like fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are healthy foods that contain water, fiber and nutrients. However, added sugars are those that are added to foods and the most common added sugars are regular table sugar (sucrose) or high fructose corn syrup.
If you want to lose weight and optimize your health, then you should do your best to avoid foods that contain added sugars.
What is a Safe Amount of Sugar to Eat Per Day?
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Some people can eat some sugar without harm, while others should avoid it as much as possible.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:
- Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
- Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
To put that into perspective, one 12oz can of coke contains 140 calories from sugar. Oh, and please don’t think that any of that sugar free stuff is okay, it does more harm than good in so many ways. Read more about that here! We also sent an email out to our members letting you know about all the hidden added sugar in our processed foods, please check your inbox!
Just keep in mind that when it comes to a harmful substance like added sugar… The less, the better! Source: http://authoritynutrition.com/
Today, October 6th, starts our next “Guilty Pleasure Give-Up” Folk Food Challenge and runs until Saturday, October 11th. Sunday is always our off-day! Our LaGrange Bootcamp Folksters are giving up sweet tea, white bread & all pastas and our Stephenville Bootcamp Folksters are giving up fried foods, all carbonated drinks (including cervesa), & eating after 8:00pm! It’s just one week of your life, you can do this!