Sugar is not a required nutrient so quite frankly, if you can go without any added sugar, that’s your best bet. However, I am not looking to be cruel with the Daily Changes, so if you can, keep it down to the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 9 teaspoons or 36 grams for men and 6 teaspoons or 24 grams for women per day. Note, this again is added sugar, not sugars that occur naturally in some foods such as fruit.
The average American consumes 21 teaspoons or 84 g sugar daily, far above this recommended amount.
So less sugar in our bodies, better health for you and less stress on the health care system from chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.