New U.S. dietary guidelines limit sugar, rethink fat

January 7, 2016 4:31 PM

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New U.S. dietary guidelines limit sugar, rethink fat

For the first time, the government put a limit on sugar -- saying that added sugar should make up only 10% of your daily calories.

The guidelines are based on Americans eating a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, so 10% of that diet is about 50 grams of sugar. Drinking more than one can of full sugar soda maxes out the limit. This guideline isn't as strict as what the American Heart Association suggests -- it recommends about half that ...

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