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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

Diet question ?

I know the amount of sugar per day is about 35 grams but is that amount just for added sugar or is that including natural sugars like in fruits?

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  • 2 months ago

    I think for added sugar but watch out for certain fruits mangoes, grapes, cherries, pears, figs, bananas, watermelons etc. Too much of anything isn't good and those are high in natural sugar.  Strawberries, peaches, blackberries, lemons and limes, oranges, grapefruit, and avocados have the least amount of natural sugar. I just added those to help a little bit more hopefully it did and have a nice day or night whenever u see this and good luck.

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  • 2 months ago

    just added sugar.

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    why don't you read about what none of them will tell you, then you'll know.....

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  • 2 months ago

    I'm not sure what you are asking., but, yes you should include the fructose in fruit as part of your daily sugar consumption. If you want to lose weight and manage your insulin resistance, you should eat no more than 50 grams of ANY type of carbohydrate per day.  That includes fiber, and "natural" sugar.

    Fruit is delicious and has some vitamin, minerals, and fiber but it also has a lot of sugar.  In your body, any carbohydrate will be broken down in to insoluble fiber and basic sugar/glucose.  It doesn't matter if you got that sugar from whole wheat toast, a fresh pear, or a donut. It doesn't mater if the sugar is glucose, sucrose, fructose, dextrose, maltose, lactose or any other sugar. Fiber does not "mitigate" the sugar in fruit or any other food.

    When you digest a carbohydrate, your body produces glycogen and insulin to transport the glycogen to your cells. Your blood glucose rises.  Then you cells take what fuel they need in the moment and store the rest of the glycogen as fat. Sugars from any source increase inflammation and decrease your ability to burn fat because insulin tells your cells to stop burning store fat and use the glucose it is transporting to them instead. 

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    <10g of any added sugars and fructose.

    Only eat whole foods. The fiber in whole foods mitigates the damage done by fructose, so only included sugars IF from whole foods.

    • So count fruits? You said less than 10 grams of fructose which is fruits. 

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  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There is no recommended amount of sugar, because it's not a nutrient we need. The guideline for ADDED sugar  is "Men shouldn't have more than 9 teaspoons daily, while women shouldn't have more than 6 teaspoons. This amounts to a max of 37.5 grams of sugar or 150 calories from sugar for men, and 25 grams of sugar or 100 calories from sugar for women."

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    Regarding naturally occurring sugars " These sugars aren’t part of the added sugar allotment though. Fruits, for example, have a fruit sugar called fructose, while milk and dairy foods have a sugar called lactose. These types of foods give you a variety of vitamins, minerals and sometimes fiber, making them a beneficial part of your diet -- unlike sugary snacks."

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Added sugar which includes any added sugar (honey, maple syrup etc). Not just cane sugar. It does not count sugar found in food like fruit and dairy. 

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  • GA41
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    According to the American Heart association men are recommended 37.5 grams added sugar. Women 20 grams added sugar. On the nutritional label, they should have a figure for Total sugar, which includes natural sugars and added sugars and a figure for added sugars.

    • Andy C
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Horrid advice!

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