Here’s the interesting thing about this innocent looking molecule. It seems to wreak havoc on our bodies when consumed in excess.
And it’s not just white sugar; brown sugar, sugar syrups, maple syrup, and honey are all guilty of this to varying degrees. But how much sugar is too much sugar you ask? The FDA, the USA health organization, on a 2,000 calorie diet considers 50 grams of ADDED SUGAR to be the limit. We were unable to find the Japanese official recommendation. However, the Japanese government does appear to recommend that people consume home cooked foods which would naturally be lower in sugar.
But wait a second… what exactly is wrong with sugar? Don’t our brains need a lot of sugar to survive? Once again, we’re going to tell you all that we’re talking about added sugars.