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What should be the daily sugar intake?

Q: Sir, I belong to a middle class family and I want to know how much sugar should one take. In our family, we put lot of sugar in tea or milk and I want to know if it is safe as today every one is talking of diabetes.

A:Sugar in moderation in an otherwise balanced diet is not a problem for non -diabetics. Please keep in mind the following points : a) If you are over weight, please minimize sugar intake. b) Sugar does not provide any nutrients, only empty calories. c) It may promote weight gain and increase blood fatlevels d) Unrefined form of sugar (brownsugar/shakkar/jaggery) are preferred sweeteners.

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