The World Health Organization (WHO) published a daily sugar intake guidelines (trial run) on its official website to publicly solicit opinions. In this guideline, for adults with a normal obesity index (BMI) (18.5-25), to prevent disease, the daily white sugar intake should be controlled at 6 teaspoons (about 25 grams) per day. The total energy is 5% or less. Public comment was closed on March 31.
Control sugar intake to prevent obesity and dental caries
The WHO said that the fundamental purpose of the introduction of the guidelines for sugar intake is to “limit the sugar intake of adults and children, reduce obesity and dental caries, and thus reduce public health problems.”
Prior to this, the relevant guidelines (2002 edition) indicated that the daily sugar intake should be less than 10% of the total daily energy intake. In the new guidelines, the data was revised to less than 5% of the total daily energy intake. To pursue better results. For people with normal BMI index, the amount of white sugar below 5% of total daily energy is about 6 teaspoons (25 grams).
The sugar to be restricted includes monosaccharides such as glucose and fructose, and disaccharides such as sucrose and maltose. In addition, honey, syrup, fruit juice, fruit, and the like are also limited.
The sugar content in a can of carbonated beverage is greatly exceeded
However, if you really want people to limit the day’s sugar to 6 teaspoons, it’s not a simple matter. Sugars are often widely used in food processing in the form of invisible eyes. According to the WHO, a small spoonful of tomato sauce contains 4 grams of sugar, and a can of carbonated beverage contains 40 grams (about 10 teaspoons of sugar).
The WHO pointed out that unrestricted intake of sugar may cause obesity and worms, and obesity is closely related to diabetes, hypertension, and even heart disease and stroke. To maintain a healthy and normal weight, you should limit your sugar intake and maintain a one-day balance of energy.