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How much added sugar should I be consuming per day?

Women:  6 teaspoons or 25 grams per day; Men: 9 teaspoons or 36 grams per day.

Added sugar can be found in many products, but the biggest culprits are often quite obvious…candy, cookies, cakes, other baked goods,  ice cream, sugar-sweetened beverages (sodas, sweet tea, kombucha, juice drinks, smoothies). Other products that might have surprising amounts of added sugar include cereals and condiments.

While sugar is an umbrella term;  it’s important to realize that added sugar isn’t just white or brown granulated sugar but also includes honey, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup and concentrated fruit juices. 

Source: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/added-sugars

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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