The recommended maximum intake for added sugar is around 10 teaspoons per day. Given that a can of soda has around 10 teaspoons, it's fairly easy to go over the limit. Try these simple tips for reducing the amount of added sugar in your diet.
At the supermarket:
- Read ingredient labels. Identify the various forms of sugar in a product. Select items lower in total sugar when possible.
- Buy fresh fruits or fruits packaged in water or juice. Avoid those in syrup.
- Buy fewer foods that are high in sugar such as prepared baked goods, candy, sweet desserts, soda, and fruit juice drinks.
- Buy sugar-free (low-calorie) diet drinks or mineral water in preference to sweetened drinks.