does anyone know about how much sugar someone should average a day to be on a healthy diet?? in grams please
That's kind of a broad question.
Actually, let me rephrase that, that's a real broad question.
Are you talking sugar as in specifically table sugar (sucrose) or all simple carbohydrates from those in fruit to those in junk food? The quantity will also depend on your stats and whether you are bulking, cutting, or maintaining.
Without specifics, the best that can be said is 'moderate' or 'balanced'.
yea, i guess it was a LITTLE broad, lol. im actually cutting down and im not sure how 2 catigorize it but generally like if a supplement has like over 60g of sugar per serving is that something i should stay way from or does it really matter?
try and only have "natural sugars" (think fruit) ...pre workout, or early in the day ideally (is what I follow)
and avoid artificial sugars...
I dunno how they are allowed to sell stuff like that. I was taking one that had 60g of dextrose per serving and had I kept taking it I would probably be on my way to diabetes. It sent my insulin levels on a rollercoaster ride.
The only sugars that should be consumed should be from either fruits, vegetables, and maybe honey.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
Agreed. Your body doesn't need as much sugar as America seems to think.
(...if i hear one more damn student of dietician tell me that i have to be eating grains for energy...)
GNC Weightgainer formulas used to have 60g of sucrose per 4 heaping (massive) scoopfulls (this is about 8-9 years ago). I used to resort to that stuff at my friends house in HS after work outs as he was a hard gainer, course I'm an easy gainer so it was like eating 4 pizza's in one sitting for me. I was just too lazy to lug whey to his house. After about 3 weeks of that stuff I refused to use it and started making tuna fish sandwiches after workouts at his house.
I think this stuff could comatose a diabetic in 5 minutes flat. Notice the warning on the label!
Oh look, they've made it worse (GNC Pro Performance Weight Gainer 2200):
Serving Size 493 grams
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories from Fat 150.00
Total Fat 16.25 g 25%
Saturated Fat 10.00 g
Cholesterol 126.00 mg 42%
Sodium 1032.00 mg 43%
Potassium 2170.00 mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 441.00 g 147%
Dietary Fiber 5.00 g 20%
Sugars 131.00 g
Protein 74.00 g 148%
Vitamin A 9000.00 IU 180%
Vitamin C 96.00 mg 160%
Calcium 1600.00 mg 160%
Iron 27.00 mg 150%
Vitamin D 880.00 IU 220%
Vitamin E 45.00 IU 150%
Thiamin 2.55 mg 170%
Riboflavin 4.59 mg 270%
Niacin 30.00 mg 150%
Vitamin B-6 3.20 mg 160%
Folic Acid 640.00 mcg 160%
Vitamin B-12 13.20 mcg 220%
Biotin 450.00 mcg 150%
Pantothenic Acid 17.00 mg 170%
Phosphorus 1300.00 mg 130%
Iodine 225.00 mcg 150%
Magnesium 680.00 mg 170%
Zinc 24.00 mg 160%
Selenium 525.00 mcg 750%
Copper 3.00 mg 150%
Manganese 0.60 mg 30%
Chromium 96.00 mcg 80%
Molybdenum 97.50 mcg 130%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate 300 g 375 g
Dietary Fiber 25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9• Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
Other Ingredients: Corn Syrup Solids, Guar Gum, Creatine Monohydrate, Papain, Bromelain, alpha-Amylase, lipase, Carbogen, Lecithin, Artificial Vanilla Flavor, Fructose, Maltodextrin, Aminogen, Guarana Extract, Dextrose, Pro Performance (Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Egg Albumen, Whey Protein Isolate, Sweet Dairy Whey, Dipentene (Limonene), Magnesium Oxide, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Carbonate, Inosine, Inositol, para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA), L-Carnitine, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Ferrous Fumarate, Betaine Hydrochloride, Chromium Polynicotinate, Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate), Vitamin A Palmitate, Niacinamide, Copper Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate, Potassium Iodide, Zinc Oxide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Selenomethionine, Cholecalciferol, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine HCl, Manganese Glycinate, Thiamin (as Thiamin Mononitrate), Cyanocobalamin, Molybdenum Glycinate)
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.
Warning: After opening, keep tightly closed in refrigerator or other cool place.
Diabetics/Hypoglycemics, consult your physician before using product.
Contains Eggs and Milk.