Sugar does horrible things to our bodies: too much of it can trigger Type 2 Diabetes, it can cause weight gain, affect our skin in negative ways and even cause cancer. That’s why it’s recommended that we only ingest 40 grams of sugar per day. One can of soda contains about 36. So it’s important to know what’s in the foods we eat. That’s why Business Insider dropped knowledge on sugar. The more you know, the better off you’ll be.