Q: Why should you limit natural sugar in your diet to less than 10% of your caloric intake?


they provide too little fuel

they don’t affect ATP

they’re high in empty calories

they don’t taste as good

Answer: #3


Like sugar, most natural alternatives are high in empty calories even though natural sugars  like honey, maple syrup and molasses are slightly more nutritious than white sugar. That’s why a report by the  Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests limiting your sugar intake to less than 10% of your caloric intake. If you eat 2000 calories per day, you should consume less than 200 calories of sugar, a 50 g of sugar. This is about the amount of added sugar in a 12 -oz bottle of Soda.