Hi and thank you for your question!
First, let's clarify the type of sugar we are talking about. There are two main types of sugar.
Natural sugars and most forms of added sugars can be safe to consume in moderate amounts, and both can be part of healthy eating pattern.
Currently, there are only guidelines for added sugars. The American Heart Association recommends 38 grams or 9 teaspoons of added sugars for most men and 25 grams or 6 teaspoon of added sugars for most women and children.
Hope this helps!
Anna Ng, RD
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