World Health Organization Cuts Sugar Recommendations in Half

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The World Health Organization now says our daily sugar intake should amount to only 5 percent of our total calories—half of what they recommended previously.

According to WHO officials, high-sugar diets are contributing to poor nutrition, weight gain, obesity (and obesity-related health problems), and the development of dental diseases—treatment for which soaks up a large portion of the national health budget.

The new draft guideline recommends a reduction to below 5% of our total energy intake per day for an adult of normal Body Mass Index (BMI)—equal to about 25 grams or 6 teaspoons of sugar daily. However, that means our average sugar intake would have to drop by two-thirds, according to experts.

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