On average, an acceptable amount of added sugars per day equates to 37.5 grams for men and 25 grams for women. According to the American Heart Association, there are naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars. While the... More »

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The recommended daily sugar intake allowance is 5 teaspoons, or 80 calories, for an adult female and 9 teaspoons, or 144 calories, for an adult male, according to the American Heart Association. The organization bases th... More »

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends that carbohydrates provide 45 to 65 percent of total calories, plus 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories. For someone consuming 2,000 calories a day, t... More »

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The American Heart Association recommends that men consume under 9 teaspoons or 37.5 grams of sugar a day and that women consume under 6 teaspoons or 25 grams of sugar per day. These amounts of sugar equal 150 calories a... More »

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Women under age 50 need 25 grams of fiber daily, and men under age 50 need 38 grams of fiber each day; however, most Americans eat about 15 grams of fiber each day. Fiber can't be digested, so it adds bulk to the stool a... More »

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Exact water intake needs vary based on personal factors, but Mayo Clinic reports that men need approximately 3 liters (3000 mL) per day, and women need approximately 2.2 liters (2200 mL). These standards are based on a h... More »

A person should consume 0.36 grams of protein per day per pound of body weight. Most sedentary men require around 56 grams of protein per day. Sedentary women require around 46 grams of protein per day. More »