How much sugar am I suppose to have?

Hildegart F.
If I can cut added sugar or entirely I do just that. Once in a while I do have something sweet but I make sure not to exceed 20g for any given day.

Cecilie P.
It depends on what you mean by "sugar". If you're thinking added sugar – then none. Sugar is not a nutritional requirement.

Kristin T.
I don’t know exactly but i try not to exagerate. Foods that are obviously way over the norm i rarely eat and if i need sugar for something i usually do not get the white sugar as it is unhealthy. I rather take honey or a healthy sugar

Alexander B.
I always try to avoid products with added sugar. There is no reason to have yogurt or almond milk with added sugar. I will try to not buy anything with added sugar but if someone else buys it and offers it to me I say yes because you might as well live a little.

Beverley E.
I want to try and help you as much as I can. I gave up sugar as I started the Keto diet and honestly it's been just over 2weeks and I feel the best that I ever have and I've lost just over 10lbs.

I use a sugar substitute called erythritol which has no carbs, taste just like sugar and does not illicite an insulin response in the body.

But if you choose not to go down the Keto route like I did then it's 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men.

Raymond L.
The US has not provided a recommendation on daily sugar consumption. However, the typical US diet already provides more than enough! However, from Livestrong.com: ”If you're male, you should have no more than 150 calories from sugar daily; this equates to 9 teaspoons or about 38 grams. As a woman, you shouldn't have more than 100 calories, which is 6 teaspoons or 25 grams of sugar each day. These limitations only apply to added sugar, though, not to naturally occurring sugars.” Fruits, whole grains and even milk have naturally occurring sugar. Processed sugars are in so many things – like salad dressing! Reading labels is your best guide to avoiding added sugar, but be aware sugar comes with many names like high glucose corn syrup, dextrose, and others. Of course, if you are diabetic, your health care provider can work with you to find the best answer for you.

Naja W.
You’re supposed to have variety of sugar in your daily intake I believe. But natural sugars are best, not bleached and modified sugar so and sweeteners.

Alison E.
My rule of thumb is less than 5 grams of sugar per 100 grams of product (5%). This disqualifies most of the bad food while leaving food with natural additives (e.g. dried berries) acceptable.

Nia E.
This depends on a lot—your diet, your genetics and family history—but generally sugar is bad for all of us. I think the allowance is 2 tablespoons a day, which most of us get without even trying.

Katrine C.
Well I would say about 1 cup of sugar a day. About every food is gonna have a bit of sugar in it. But you also wanna stay healthy. So dont have more than 1 cup of sugar a day.

Mile Z.
I’m not sure there is a daily recommended amount of sugar to have in your diet. I think experimenting and being mindful always helps in discovering balance. For example, I have cut sugar out completely and felt great. But what about that special treat I sometimes love? I have also tried just eating whatever I want… and felt not so great with as much sugar I was taking in. It took me a long time to mindfully notice how the sugar was affecting me. I noticed change in mood, energy levels, and even general eating habits like craving more carbs, more sugary things, the more sugar I ate! Now I realize that I can eat sugar mostly in the evening or late afternoon, because I don’t want it to get in the way of my energy flow with a morning or mid day crash… and I try to stick with natural sugars, things sweetened with dates or coconut sugar or agave. They are less likely to affect my mood!
I hope you have fun experimenting with discovering your ideal sugar intake… every body is different, and only you know your body best!

Aneita E.
I don’t know, but I don’t use sugar in many things. My coffee is without sugar, my juice too. For me, sugar take off my energy.

Michel C.
Sugar intake really depends on how healthy you want to be. For me personally, I limit my sugar intake to about 12 g a day, and 0 g if possible. I sleep better, feel better and eat better.

Filipe Q.
2 tablespoons per day. I used to have 2 tablespoon in the morning with my milk. I think that is fine but I started using brown sugar instead of regular sugar which is a better option. That is all I take per day and probably natural sugars when I have fruits.

Samuel Z.
You do not need to take in extra sugar. The sugars in vegetables, fruits and other things we eat like bread, are more then enough to fulfill your daily needs.

S Kr X.
I don’t think there is a perfect amount. I avoid refined sugar wherever possible and feel free to treat myself. I think the 80/20 rule is best. If 80% of the time you avoid refined sugars, you can enjoy on Occassion.

Sharon X.
I have no clue. I go by kcal which I know isn't helpful. I just don't know how to plan this out properly. It seems to complicated

Cory F.
I think the recommended amount is less than 100g a day. But it's reductive to think of it like that. Instead, you have to think about what kind of sugar you're eating and why. Does something trigger a craving? Do you feel down without it? Do you crash? Banning something from your life or constantly monitoring it will only make you more obsessed.

Bastien I.
Depending on what you want to achieve. Personally I generally avoid adding sugar into things. I also avoid products with added sugar. I am trying to lose weight and improve my skin, so for me I’ll need to try keep it at a minimum.

Neil T.
When I have my breakfast I try to include a good amount of fruit for the "slow-burning" and "good" sugar it provides. Throughout the rest of the day I generally try to avoid sugar, especially if junk food is the source. Google says 37.5g per day for males and

Dorian T.
I find that consuming sugar – if having plenty of physical exercise – is not an issue
But I can tell from the sluggishness and mental fog if the sugar is also in excess

Annette F.
I’m not sure but my suggestion is to reduce sugar intake as much as possible. There is not one good health benefit with sugar and several negative health outcomes. Go low sugar and just rely on the natural sweetness from fruit.

Donald P.
As little as possible. Especially processed sugars which are really bad.
Not so bad is natural sugars but really these should be minimised too. Veg wins over fruit Heath wise by a mile for this reason.

Patricia S.
I don’t know exactly, but in cutting back on my intake of sugar I have begun to lose some weight that has been bothering me for over a year. I haven’t made any other significant changes recently that account for my weight loss.

Isaiah T.
I know there is a numerical guide, but the amount of sugars hidden in our foods makes it difficult to estimate the real total.
Many Americans are eating sugars that don’t have GLUCOSE in them.
I do know that breast milk has the highest level of sugar than any other mammal’s milk.

Darryl Y.
That sounds like a question for a GP or dietician. Honestly, I don't know. I just try to eat fruit when I want sugar. HTH.

Ediane Q.
As little refined sugar as possible. Avoid corn syrup as much as possible. You can get all of the carbohydrates you need from unrefined sources.

Jose T.
This is a question you should ask your doctor – it depends on your age, health history, fasting blood sugar levels, etc.

Bebiano N.
I would give myself a limit as too if I have this cookie today, than maybe I won't have one the next day. But that is just me, sugar keeps you energized but you need protein to sustain that energy

Alison E.
It’s a special treat. If used regularly it tired me and adds unwanted pounds. I try to use local honey to add very small amounts when needed but fruit sweetens too.