8-The daily teaspoon cap for added sugar

We down about 97 pounds of sugar per year–about 30 teaspoons per day.  Most of that is from foods in which sugar is added, as opposed to fruits or milk, in which it occurs naturaly.  sugar has its place in a healthy diet, but too much can edge out more nutritious foods, so the USDA recommends capping added sugar at 32 grams, or 8 teaspoons a day.