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Fruit and veg under 5g of sugar and how many grams should i have per day?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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45 years experience
Grams of carb: Carbs come to us as simple or complex, and in between. Simple carbs are OJ, doughnuts, white bread, brownies, muffins, etc. Complex carbs are whole grain oatmeal, apple, asparagus, etc. Glycemic index is the reference. We should consume LOW glycemic foods. Each carb gram provides 4 calories. Aim for less than 50 gm sugars/day - high glycemic. Aim for 140-180 gm low glycemic source. No sat fats.!
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sugar intake: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are - Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons

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