How much is too much sugar?

While sugar in moderation is fine, too much sugar isn’t good for anyone. 

We support the current recommendation by several leading health authorities, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They say that children and adults should limit added sugar to no more than 10% of their total energy/calorie consumption.


How do I know if I’m drinking or eating too much sugar?

Use this formula to calculate how many grams of sugar per day is recommended:

Total daily calorie intake x 0.10 (recommended limit)  / 4 (amount of calories per 1g of sugar) = Recommended added sugar intake in grams

So, for a diet of 2,000 calories per day, you should have less than 50g of added sugar.

Read more about what this means for your daily sugar intake.


What does sugar do to your body?

Consuming too many calories from any source, including from sugar, can lead to weight gain or obesity. This can increase health risks.

If you are concerned about your health or diet, speak to your doctor.


Do you have any sugar-free drinks?

Yes, we have sugar-free drinks. We know people have concerns about eating or drinking too much sugar. That’s why we’re reducing sugar in many of our beverages and making our reduced- and no-sugar drinks easier to find in more places.

We want to give you choices, so you can decide what’s right for your lifestyle and diet. We offer more than 800 beverages in the U.S. Of these, 250 are reduced- or no-sugar.

Check out these options, including sugar-free soda:

For information about our other Coca-Cola products, click here.


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