Tuesday, March 29, 2011


How much Sugar should we consume?
Sugar intake should be monitored as it affects your liver and turns to fat ( when consumed in excess).,
Naturally occuring sugar from fruit and produce should not be counted for your RDA.
The figure you see out there for RDA is 40 grams, I ve heard for elite athletes it should be 5% of your diet.
I found this formula that works well:
Take 10 % of your targeted calories and divide by 4(the number of grams of sugar in a tsb of sugar)
So for an example:
1800 calories X 10 % equals 180 divide by 4  equals 45 grams of sugar /day!

In other words we should not get more than 150 - 180 calories per day from pure sugars in our foods.


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