Total Sugar


Last update date: March 02, 2023

All of the sugars naturally present in many nutritious foods and beverages are included in total sugars. Consuming excess sugar can affect your arteries throughout your body.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is total sugar?

Total sugars are all the sugars present in foods and beverages. It includes both added sugars and natural sugars.


Is total sugar same as added sugar?

Total sugars include both natural and added sugars.


Is total sugar healthy?

Though sugars are not harmful in small quantities, your body doesn't need added sugars to function properly.


How much total sugar intake is good in a day?

Adults should have only 25 to 36 grams of sugar a day.

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