How much sugar is too much



The World Health Organization  (WHO)  is dropping its sugar intake recommendations from 10 percent of your daily calorie intake to 5 percent. For an adult of a normal body mass index (BMI), that works out to about 6 teaspoons — or 25 grams — of sugar per day.

Many people don’t realize much of the sugar they take in are “hidden” in processed foods.   A can of soda may contain up to 10 teaspoons or 40 grams of sugar. A tablespoon of ketchup has 1 teaspoon of sugar.

The WHO’s recommendation applies to sugars including glucose, fructose mad sucrose (table sugar) that are added to food by cooks and manufacturers, and occur naturally in fruits, honey and syrups.

To get to that level I suggest eliminating added sugar  and or replacing it with stevia.  Stay away from full sugar soda pop and coffee drinks,  juices, candies, fruit yogurts and sweet sauces.

Always read the labels and try to keep the sugar intake to less than 8 gm per serving.  25 gm of sugar adds up quickly.




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