Question: How Much Added Sugar Should I Be Consuming Per Day?

Answer: Women: 6 teaspoons or 25 grams per day; Men: 9 teaspoons or 36 grams per day

Added sugar can be found in many products, but the biggest culprits are often quite obvious…candy, cookies, cakes, other baked goods, ice cream, sugar-sweetened beverages (sodas, sweet tea, kombucha, juice drinks, smoothies). Other products that might have surprising amounts of added sugar include cereals and condiments.

While sugar is an umbrella term; it’s important to realize that added sugar isn’t just white or brown granulated sugar but also includes honey, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup and concentrated fruit juices.