How Much Sugar You Can Eat Per Day

Sugar is everywhere and its overconsumption has become an issue for many women, as it leads to not only weight gain, but also some serious health issues.

The added sweeteners found in processed foods have become such an issue that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health updated the official Dietary Guidelines for 2015-2020 to cap how much we should consume every day.

Thus, making added sugar no more than 10% of your total daily calories in order to prevent major health problems, including heart disease and diabetes

Note that this does not include the naturally occurring sugars in fruit, vegetables, and dairy products, which groups like the World Health Organization (WHO) say are less of a health issue.

But how are we supposed to tell the difference between added and natural sugars? Luckily, nutrition labels will be a huge help. Added sugars and total sugar are mostly listed on all labels, so it will be much easier to spot foods packed with the sweet stuff.

The Nutritios say that you can eat dessert every day if you cut out the sneaky sources of added sugar in your diet.

On the whole, sauces, condiments, dairy products and breads are some foods you might not expect to find sugar.

Thus, carefully check nutrition labels and be healthy!

Source: GoodHouseKeeping