How Much Sugar Is OK to Eat Each Day?
There's no one-size-fits-all approach, but registered dietitian Jackie Ballou Erdos, MS, RD, CDN, owner of Balancing Act Nutrition, shared that the 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting added sugars to 10 percent of your total calories per day. So for the average person eating around 2,000 calories a day, that equates to 50 grams or about 12 teaspoons per day.
The American Heart Association in comparison makes slightly different recommendations. It says that women should consume no more than six teaspoons or 25 grams of added sugars per day (which is about 100 calories).