The FDA has issued its first official guidelines to limit “added sugar” consumption to no more than 10% of calories or 12.5 tsp per day. While this kind of movement is very much needed, we’ll need to do better if we want to really address diet-driven health concerns (think diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression, and more). As a comparison, the American Heart Association and World Health Organizations recommendations for maximum added sugar intake are much lower. Bear in mind that these are maximums, and not targets – added sugars are not required in the diet.
Read about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption here.
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TOP TIP! Foods in your kitchen to check right now for hidden added sugars: yogurts, salad dressings, tomato sauce, cereals, granola bars, juices and any other prepared foods