How much sugar can I have in a day?

How much sugar can I have in a day?

Limit your sugar to less than 6-9 teaspoons per day.


Limit added sugar to 100 calories (25 grams) per day.
This is equivalent to 6 teaspoons of sugar.


Limit added sugar to 150 calories (37.5 grams) a day.
This is equivalent to 9 teaspoons of sugar.

For reference, 1-12 oz. bottle of regular soda contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar.

“Sugar is a type of bodily fuel, yes, but your body runs about as well on it as a car would.” ~V.L. Allineare

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