How much sugar is too much sugar?
Even one pack of M&M’s may be more than you should eat in a day, newly drafted guidelines from the World Health Organization suggest.
The WHO used to recommend that you get no more than 10% of your daily calories from sugar, but now they’re considering lowering that to 5%. For an average, healthy adult, that would mean 25 grams, or about six teaspoons of sugar per day. (That’s a little less than what you’d get from 10 Hershey’s Kisses. A single can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar.)
A teaspoon of sugar in your coffee or a half cup of ice cream won’t kill you – all things in moderation – but the average sugar intake in the U.S. is 22 teaspoons per person per day. That’s almost four ...