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The human body needs to be fueled by the right foods but we don’t know what we don’t know. I will tell you right now that you can’t overeat sugar and remain in tip-top shape. Too much sugar will break the body down.

Below you will find the info on how much sugar you should consume per day, as reported by HealthLine.com:

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are (7):

  • Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
  • Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).

To put that into perspective, one 12oz can of coke contains 140 calories from sugar, while a regular sized snickers bar contains 120 calories from sugar.

Avoid these foods, in order of importance:

  1. Soft drinks: Sugar-sweetened beverages are awful, you should avoid these like the plague.
  2. Fruit juices: This may surprise you, but fruit juices actually contain the same amount of sugar as soft drinks!
  3. Candies and sweets: You should drastically limit your consumption of sweets.
  4. Baked goods: Cookies, cakes, etc. These tend to be very high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.
  5. Fruits canned in syrup: Choose fresh fruits instead.
  6. Low-fat or diet foods: Foods that have had the fat removed from them are often very high in sugar.
  7. Dried fruits: Avoid dried fruits as much as possible.


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