How much sugar should a person eat per day?

The American Heart Association says men should eat no more than 37.5 grams of sugar a day and women should eat no more than 25 grams per day.

The World Health Organization now says even those allowances are too high, suggesting both men and women should eat 25 grams or fewer each day. The average American currently eats 126 grams of sugar a day – though most do not realize. The majority of the 126 grams comes from the refined sugars added to foods during manufacturing.

Take a look at your own intake per day.

In general, this very hard number to stay below with all the refined and processed food we eat daily.  Refined sugar is hidden in thousands of foods and the addictive effect on the brain is said to be more powerful than cocaine. Refined sugar is nearly unavoidable unless you are willing to prepare all your meals using only fresh foods – where time and work commitments do not always make possible.

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