A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.
Unfortunately, according to Stuff:
New Zealanders, on average, consume about 54 kilograms of sugar per year. That is equivalent to 37 teaspoons of sugar per person per day.
Sugar causes tooth decay, increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more. The below YouTube clip “Sugar is Killing Us” will explain what exactly happens in our body when we consume sugar.
Let’s spread this information about the negative effects of sugar and empower people to make better food choices.