The expert who told, what is the maximum amount of sugar can be consumed.
Adults should consume a maximum of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they want to avoid risk to health, called on the world health organization (who).
Sweet people should get no more than 5 percent of daily consumption of energy, said the health Agency of the United Nations, citing “the totality of the evidence regarding the relationship between consumption of free sugars and body weight and dental caries”.
“Obesity now affects half a billion people in the world and is on the rise in all age groups, especially in countries with low and middle incomes,” said Francesco Branca, Director of who’s healthy development and nutrition, adding that free sugars are the main culprit of this epidemic.
Free sugars is monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods by manufacturers and are present in natural products such as honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates.
5 percent of the total calorie intake is equivalent to 25 grams of sugar — about 6 teaspoons — of sugar per day for an adult of normal weight.
Branca also stated that the abuse of sugar is a risk factor, as the abuse of fat, salt and lack of exercise, and it can be compared with Smoking.
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