FDA Urges Cap on Daily Sugar Consumption

It’s official: The Food and Drug Administration is recommending a daily cap on sugar for the first time, in the wake of studies linking sweeteners to the nation’s biggest killers.

Americans should limit added sugar to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to the proposed guidelines, The New York Times reports.
For someone older than 3, that means eating no more than 12.5 teaspoons, or 50 grams, of it a day.

That’s about the same amount of sugar found in a can of soda, but for most Americans, simply giving up sugary soft drinks won’t be enough to meet the recommendations.