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How many tablespoons of sugar is the recommended daily intake for men and women?



What is the amount of sugar that we can eat daily for men and women? First, keep in mind that every teaspoon of sugar contains 4 grams of sugar, and to avoid weight gain, experts recommend reducing an individual's daily consumption of foods and drinks that contain sugars, to be less than 10% of the daily total, according to TimesNowNews.


The site said that sugar is not only found in granulated white sugar that we consume in tea and sweets, but also in baked goods, canned foods, processed meats and other foods.


Sugar sources

There are two main sources of sugar, natural sugar found in natural foods, and sugar added through granules and processed foods, and the report explained that what doctors really worry about is added sugar, as it is easy to break down the natural sugar found in fruits, dairy products, whole grains, etc. In addition, according to a paper published by Harvard Medical School.


The report added: "The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar daily, which equates to 350 additional calories. The American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended that Americans significantly reduce added sugar to help slow the spread of obesity and heart disease. This excludes quantities." "Large sugars are hidden in the various processed foods we consume. One can of sugary drinks contains up to 40g (10 teaspoons) of sugars."


The AHA suggests a limit of added sugar of no more than 100 calories per day (about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams of sugar) for women, and no more than 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons or 36 grams of sugar) for men.



How do you measure sugar and its calorie content?

There is no nutritional need or benefit that comes from consuming added sugar. A good rule of thumb is to avoid products that contain a lot of added sugar, including skipping foods that contain "sugar" as a first or second ingredient, ideally 4 grams of sugar. = 1 teaspoon, while we sometimes add sugar to food ourselves, most of the added sugar comes from processed and processed foods.


The site stated that there are large amounts of sugar present in our daily diets through hidden sources such as ketchup, canned food, rice and bakery products, milk, dairy products, etc., so when you are shopping or eating canned food, read the label, check the content Sugar, for example, one tablespoon of ketchup contains a teaspoon of sugar, says a report in The Times of India.


According to the US Food and Drug Administration "FDA", the maximum sugar should not exceed 10% of the daily calories, and experts also strongly recommend reducing the individual's daily consumption of foods and drinks that contain additional sugars to be less than 10% of the total daily energy consumption, and most importantly From that is that the World Health Organization reduced this percentage from 10 to 5%.

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