Sugar: How much is too much?

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Published: January, 2014

To stay within healthy limits, start retraining your brain not to crave sweetened foods and beverages.

Sad to say, there isn't much room in a healthy diet for the sweet stuff. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that adult men take in no more than 150 calories per day of added sugar. That isn't that much—about the equivalent of nine teaspoons of table sugar, or a little more than the amount of sugar in a single 12-ounce can of regular Coke.

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