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
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.