I feel that I keep my sugar intake quite low, and yet I was still really surprised when recently putting together a comparison. The American Heart Association recommends that women do not eat more than 25 grams of added sugars per day, men get 36 grams. I looked at a few different foods to think about what this amount really means, and it isn’t very much. Especially with some processed ‘health foods’.
And I figure the American Heart Association is probably a conservative estimate for what we should be eating.
Do we get more as triathletes? Maybe when actively exercising. Maybe more so for some than others. I haven’t looked at the research on the topic, but I aim to stick with fruit and dried fruit during workouts, and lower sugar electrolyte drinks.