Women can have 25 grams of sugar daily. In other words, that equals 100 calories from sugar or approximately 6 teaspoons daily.
Men, on the other hand, can have up to 37.5 grams. In other words, that’s 9 teaspoons or 150 calories from sugar.
According to WHO, adults should consume no more than 25 grams of sugar a day. This includes naturally occurring sugar, like that found in agave nectar and honey. It also, of course, includes refined sugar and processed foods. (This includes all processed foods. In fact, you might be surprised by the sugar content in store-bought foods like a loaf of bread or carton of yogurt!)
The only sugar that doesn’t account toward the daily limit is sugar found in whole fruits. Check out this list of Low-Glycemic Index Fruits for inspiration!
How Many Grams of Sugar Does the Average American Consume Daily?
When you reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet, you’ll notice some real health benefits! (If you have a sugar addiction, then take it slowly. Sugar withdrawal symptoms can be brutal.)
Although quitting sugar can be difficult, the benefits are well worth it! I hope you’ll remember these transformative long term benefits if you decide to cut back from sugar. They’ll help encourage you to embrace a more clean eating diet. And eventually, you’ll start to crave the healthy stuff.
10 Positive Things About Cutting Back Sugar
May improve acne and overall complexion
Easier weight loss, especially of belly fat
Reduced risk for obesity or Type 2 diabetes later in life
More stable moods; less anxiety and depression
No more sugar “highs” followed by crashes and cravings
This Natural Sugar Guide includes all things sugar-related: unrefined sugars, raw sugar, white sugar substitutes, and tutorials like “how to substitute honey for sugar when baking.” I’ve also compiled a mini low sugars food list and some low sugar recipes. Believe me, I understand the struggle! It can feel like a balancing act to treat yourself to the things you love while also embracing a clean eating lifestyle.
Welcome to the the official Mu Mu Muesli Natural Sugar Foods List! This guide features 30 scientifically-recommended, naturally sweet foods. You’ll also find a handy checklist with details about the best “low” sugar fruits.