How much sugar do you consume each day?

 

According to the USDA and HHS, the average American consumes almost 17 teaspoons (67.5 grams) of added sugar every day. That translates to about 54 pounds of added sugar each year, per person.

 

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day - but the less added sugar the better! It is difficult to consume a nutrient-rich diet without going over calorie limits if more than 10% of calories are from added sugar. For a 2,000 calorie diet, 10% is equal to 12.5 teaspoons (50 grams) of sugar. (Keep in mind calorie needs vary greatly based on age, activity level, gender and more.)

 

The American Heart Association is even more stringent, recommending that added sugars do not exceed 6 teaspoons (24 grams) for women and 9 teaspoons (36 grams) for men per day.

 

For a healthy individual, there is absolutely no nutritional need for added sugar in the diet. Added sugar is considered ‘empty calories’, meaning it does not contribute essential nutrients, and instead provides excess energy without any health benefits. Extra ‘energy’ is stored in the form of fat in the body, leading to weight gain. To make matters even less sweet, added sugar consumption increases the risk of many chronic diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and certain kinds of cancer.

 

This is not to say that added sugars cannot be consumed at all. Just keep in mind that added sugars provide calories with zero nutritional benefit. On the other hand, zero calorie sweeteners such as monk fruit, provide the sweetness without the calories, giving you the opportunity to meet your daily food group nutritional needs without exceeding calorie needs.

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