Good advice on healthy eating and reducing sugar intake.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) added a guideline for sugar intake in adults and children. The guideline recommends we reduce our daily intake of free sugars to no more than 10% of our total energy intake. WHO have also noted that a further reduction to below 5% each day would provide us with additional health benefits.
Free sugars are basically referred to as any sugars that are added to food products. So the sugar we find in our fresh fruit is exempt from this guideline. However, the sugar added to a bottle of orange juice is considered a free sugar.
5% of our total daily energy intake would equate to approximately 25 grams which is about 6 teaspoons of sugar. Eating less than 6 teaspoons of sugar seems pretty do-able, doesn’t it?
It does. But we also need to be very aware of all of the sugars that secretly sneak their way into the food products…
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