Consuming even moderate amounts of added sugars and sources can double the production of fat in the liver. An intake of 80 grams of sugar a day – equivalent to 27oz of a typical soft drink – triggers overactive fat production in the liver. The World Health Organization recommends no more than 50 grams of sugar a day, with 25 grams an even more ideal target limit. An average American adult gains 1.25 pounds annually from their 20s to their 50s and it’s not muscle. Fat-fueling sugar is a major contributor. Consuming even moderate amounts of added sucrose and fructose doubles fat production in liver leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as fatty deposits in your muscles and diabetes. Stopping the intake of sugar, added fructose and sucrose is essential.