This is an excerpt from a recent article that looked at how much sugar you should consume each day.
What about the naturally-occurring sugars in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods? Should these foods be limited as well?
Unlike foods with added sugars, fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and other plant-based foods naturally contain vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that are important for the human body, as well as fiber and other types of beneficial carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are a main energy source for the body, and the central nervous system can only use carbohydrates as a fuel.
Therefore, it is best to consume some carbohydrates every day.
While it is possible to live on a very low-carbohydrate diet, most researchers agree that the ideal amount for health is around 40-45% of your total daily calories, or about 150 grams for the average female and 190 grams for the average male.
However: Americans typically get well above this amount, primarily from sources high in added sugars.
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