How Much Sugar Are You Eating?

How Much Sugar Are You Eating?

Americans currently consume an average of 3 pounds of sugar per week. That’s 194 grams of sugar per day. The World Health Organization recommends we dramatically cut back. They suggest that a maximum of 5% of your total daily calories come from added sugar (sugar that naturally occurs in produce and other foods is ok).

That’s 25 grams of sugar per day if you eat 2,000 calories a day and 15 grams if you eat 1,200 calories per day.

How to figure the maximum number of grams you should try to stay under
1. Take the number of calories you eat per day
2. Multiply this number by. .05
3. Divide that number by 4.
Example: 2000*.05 = 100. 100/4 = 25.

We hope you’re not eating the foods below, but if you are take a look to see how high they are in sugar.

* DD = Dunkin Donuts and Org. = Original.