What Too Much Sugar Does To You

If ever there was a reason for switching to black coffee over the sugary alternatives, this article may provide it.

First, you need to understand how much is too much, and how much you are actually having.


There are 12.5 grams of sugar in a tablespoon of pure sugar. Now, when you look at the back of products at their food labels, you have a bit of a reference point.

WebMD says that women should be having the equivalent of 6 tablespoons of sugar per day, and men should be having 9. However, the actual American is consuming over 20.
This is easy to understand how easy it is to have too much when a venti unicorn frappuccino from Starbucks has almost exactly 6 tablespoons of sugar all by itself. Heck, a single cup of milk has one tablespoon just by itself, and that’s a relatively healthy food item ((continued))