How Much Sugar is Too Much?


The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 6 teaspoons and men no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugars per day. Even one 20 oz. soda contains more than that however. American's are consuming too many added sugars, with the most common sources in American diets being soft drinks, candy, cakes, cookies, pies and fruit drinks. These added sugars contain excess calories, which can lead to weight gain and complications due to diabetes. Check out this infographic by the Center for Science in the Public Interest for more information on American sugar consumption and the exercise required to burn it back off.