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  • Jun 8, 2008, 10:04 AM
    How much sugar?
    How much sugar should a normal female adult consume per day?
  • Jun 8, 2008, 10:22 AM
    Excess calories are turned into fat by the body resulting in excess weight increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some forms of cancer.

    Sugar appears in most everything we eat, all you have to do is start reading lab els when you buy groceries. I would like to say that no sugar is good. You can learn to have coffee and tea without sugar. Being a type 2 diabetic it isn't hard for me to ignore sugar altogether but I can have sugar that is in ginger ale if I feel a low glucose moment.
  • Jun 8, 2008, 10:54 AM
    As little as possible. I think only 10% of your total caloric intake should come from sugar, Which means for instance if your eating 2,000 calories a day no more than 50 grams of carbs in the form of sugar. (Sugar is a type of carb) 1 tsp. of sugar provides 4 grams of carbs. There are about 9 tsp. of sugar in a pop, which to me is about all the sugar you need from all your foods together, all day. I know your need some, but there are hidden sugar in most of the food products we consume, read the nutritional labels check the sugar content and keep a check on what your eating. Make sure added sugars are not listed as one of first few ingredients on any product you eat, would be my advice if your trying to reduce your sugar intake. There is no DV on sugar, or transfats and protein as well. But sugar has no nutritional value and causes weight gain, as well as other health issues.

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