What is the recommended daily sugar intake?


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The recommended daily amount of sugar intake is 25 milligrams, or about 6 teaspoons, according to the World Health Organization. This amount applies to adults with normal body mass indexes.

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What is the recommended daily sugar intake?
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Less than 10 percent of foods consumed each day should contain sugar, recommends the WHO. Sugar is not just in sweets; it is also in processed foods. A cup of apple sauce has about 23 grams of sugar, a serving of fruit drink has 18 to 36 grams of sugar and 1/2 cup of bottled pasta sauce has about 12 grams of sugar, according to WebMD. Consumers can monitor their sugar intake by reading the labels on foods and making smart choices.

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