Happy October! The month of CANDY! I have a sweet tooth that does not stop, so I am preaching to myself as I write.
The World Health Organization recommends that both adults and children should consume no more than 10% of their daily caloric intake from free sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods and drinks, and naturally occurring sugars in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates. *This does not include the sugars in whole fruits and vegetables.)
The WHO also reported that a further reduction of sugar to below 5% of daily caloric intake (25 grams of sugar or 6 teaspoons per day) would provide additional health benefits.
Take a look at the surprising sugar content in these common foods:
- 20 oz Soda = 65 grams sugar
- Ketchup = 4 grams/tsp
- Fruit Yogurt = 19 grams
- 10 Gummy Worms = 44 grams
- Gatorade Energy Chews = 16 grams
It's a lifestyle.