How Much Sugar Is Too Much For A Healthy Body

Is taking sugar out of your tea or coffee enough for a healthy lifestyle?

How Much Sugar Is Too Much For A Healthy Body
How Much Sugar Is Too Much For A Healthy Body

Many a times, whenever we ask someone to give us tips on adopting a healthy lifestyle or perhaps losing weight the first thing we are told is to cut our sugar intake. From processed sugar to sugary drinks, we find ourselves avoiding almost everything that entails sugar to see quick results.

According to health experts added sugar is the worst ingredient to have in our modern diets and lifestyle. Added sugar has no nutritional value and results in weight gain in the long-run. Reducing the intake of added sugar can make all the difference.

In fact, processed foods that are high in sugar should also be avoided.

But is leaving all of that sugar really good for your body?

While there is no right answer to how much sugar a person should take because one size does not fit all, according to the American Heart Association, men should take 150 calories of sugar per day (nine teaspoons) and women should take 100 calories per day (six teaspoons).

On the other hand, the fact remains that even when we reduce added sugar in our food intake, we are still consuming fruits and some of them are high in sugar.

If we are looking to reduce weight or work towards a healthy lifestyle than the intake of these fruits should also be reduced.

Fruits that are high in sugar are:

  • Litchis
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pomegranates
  • Mangoes
  • Cherries

Unfortunately, our king of all fruits – Mango – also makes it to the list. While you do not have to completely let go of the fruit but taking it in moderation is advisable.

At the end, it is important to figure your body needs and alter your diet accordingly.