For context, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that adults consume a maximum of 50 grams of added sugar per day. The World Health Organization recommends 25 grams of sugar per day, half that. Have a can of Coke and your done for the day.
And why are we talking about grams? “Americans use teaspoons,” said Jim O’Hara, the director of health promotion policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington. “We’ve argued they should put it in teaspoons.”
This important bit of information is your key to converting grams into teaspoons. Four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon.
A 16-ounce Coke has three quarters of the calories of a single-pack Twix bar — but more than twice the sugar.