How much sugar should an adult consume daily?!
It seems sugar is in everything we eat and drink, more now than 100 years ago and Americans are also fatter than ever today. No doubt, sugar is one of the causes.
For your long term health, as little as possible. Complex carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and grains, contain all the "sugars" your body needs, without having to consume any simple sugars such as table sugar (sucrose) or soda sugars (in the form of high fructose corn syrup).
According to WHO (World Health Organization), adults in first world countries consume
between 120 and 600 ml of sugar daily. But, consumption by people in third world
countries in Africa varies between 12 ml and 1200 ml. It is people at the high end of the
consumption scale who are at risk.
None, as white or brown sugar or sugar syrup they are not good for you except in small amounts as in real maple syrup on your whole grain pancakes - real maple syrup has 200 calories in 1/4 cup!!
3 - 5 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables and 5 servings of complex carbohydrates will fulfill all your sugar needs. a serving is the size of your hand. i.e. an apple or a half cup of brown rice.
~The Fat Man
I agree with all the above