How much sugar is too much?
When we think of sugary sweets, we usually think of desserts like cookies, cakes or candy. However, high amounts of sugar can be found in some unlikely places including low-fat snack foods, spaghetti sauces and canned fruit. Just because a food claims to be nutritional, doesn’t mean it isn’t full of sugar. This begs the question, how much sugar is too much?
According to Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition at New York University and author of the book What to Eat, anything with more than 15 grams of sugar should be considered in the dessert category.