People disagree on how much sugar is safe to eat each day. In 2012, the average adult intake was 77 grams per day (2Trusted Source).
The average person in the United States consumes around 17 teaspoons, or 71.14 grams, of added sugar per day, which far exceeds.
As part of a healthy, balanced diet, you should consume fewer foods and drinks that are high in sugars. Sugary foods and drinks can cause tooth decay.
But research suggests that, in actuality, added sugars make up around 13 percent of the American adult's total intake. (Holy schnikes, Batman!) It matters.
Added sugar can be sneaky, and the grams can add up quickly in a typical diet. Here's what to look for if you're trying to stay under the recommended daily limit.