Sugar grams? How many sugar grams should I eat per day?
I hear that I should eat 50 to 60 to even 80 grams from researching on the web... But that sounds too small (50 grams) because I like nuts like almonds and raisins and berries. Are nut sugar grams considered regular sugar or should I add that to the 50-80 grams of natural sugar?
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2 cups of fruit daily is recommended if you are a male age 14 or older. For adult women, the recommendation is 2 cups of fruit daily from age 19 through 30 and 1 1/2 cups after age 30.
A report released in 2006 by the World Health Organization (WHO) urges people to limit their daily consumption of free (added) sugars to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake (Diet Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases; TRS916). This recommendation adds up to approximately 12 teaspoons (48 grams) of added (free) sugar a day based on an average 2000-calorie diet