Nov 1, 2012

A comparison of some common sources of refined and natural sugar

As you look at the pictures below, please keep in mind the following two points:

1. One sugar cube = 1 teaspoon of sugar, which weighs 4.2 grams.

2.  Per the latest recommendations from the American Heart Association, the daily recommended limit of refined sugar intake for a healthy person is:
Men: 36 grams or 9 teaspoons = 150 calories
Women: 20 grams or 5 teaspoons =100 calories
Children: 12 grams or 3 teaspoons = 60 calories