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How many calories are in a tablespoon of sugar?

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There are 46 calories in a tablespoon of granulated sugar, according to Calorie King. A tablespoon of granulated sugar will also contain 0.2mg of potassium and 0.1mg of calcium.

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To burn a tablespoon of sugar, an individual would need to complete 13 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of jogging, 4 minutes of swimming or 7 minutes of cycling. The American Heart Association recommends that women should not consume more than 100 calories of sugar per day, which works out to be approximately 6 teaspoons. Men should not consume more than 150 calories of sugar per day, which is roughly 9 teaspoons.

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