50 grams of sugar per day: the limit not to be exceeded according to the WHO

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50 grams of sugar per day and no more, for a total of 12 tsp. Adults and children should never exceed this limit on a daily basis. Here is what emerges from the proposals for the new WHO guidelines on sugar intake.

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50 grams of sugar per day and no more, for a total of 12 coffee spoons. Adults and children should never exceed this limit on a daily basis. Here is what emerges from the proposals for the new WHO guidelines on 'sugar intake.

The document bears the title of “Guideline on sugars intake for adults and children”. THE'WHO highlights the risks of excessive sugar consumption. Reducing your sugar intake protects you from diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

WHO emphasizes that no more than 10% of the daily energy requirement should come from added sugars. To obtain a greater health benefit, the indicated quantities should be halved, to a maximum of 25 grams per day, the equivalent of about 6 teaspoons. In fact, a teaspoon contains about 4 grams of sugar.

We don't just have to calculate the teaspoons of sugar we add to tea or coffee every day. As for added sugars, in fact, WHO also refers to those contained in syrups, fruit juices, snacks, biscuits, yoghurts, candies and sweet snacks.

Also beware of added sugars that may be present in salty products, such as sauces in tubes or canned preserves. A carbonated soft drink in can it may already contain more than half of the total amount of added sugars not to be exceeded per day.

According to the WHO, keep sugar intake below 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay. Every citizen should review their eating habits to reduce the consumption of refined sugars and added sugars.



Some experts suggest interventions at the state level to reduce, for example, the amount of sugars present in carbonated soft drinks. WHO recommends one greater attention to the consumption of sugars sia agi adults that ai children. Better to try to respect the recommended limits to safeguard your health.



Read Thu le WHO proposals for the new guidelines on sugar consumption.

Marta Albè

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