What is the current recommendation for sugar intake?
The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons of added sugar for women and 9 for men.
The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council recommend consuming only moderate amounts of sugars and foods containing added sugars.
Tips on how to reduce your sugar intake:
1) First you have to believe it is important to reduce your sugar intake.
2) Start by looking at your diet on a daily basis and seeing how much sugar you eat “incidentally.” By that, I mean the hidden source of sugar in foods and drinks that you might not consider as sweet and not naturally recognise as part of your sugar intake. For example, bread, sauces, salad dressings, low fat foods, processed and fast foods.
3) Aim to reduce your sugar intake to no more than 1 or 2 teaspoon per day.