How Much Sugar Should We Really be Eating?

honeyWe are all aware that consuming too much energy from fat or carbohydrates including sugar will cause you to gain weight but sometimes its the sneaky sugars that we aren’t aware of that do the most damage.

This is important because if we don’t pay attention the excess weight will increase your risk of lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that we limit our intake of “free sugars” to less than 10 per cent of our total energy intake, although ideally 5% would be best for our health.

Some of the foods that contain free sugars include sucrose or table sugar, as well as naturally present sugars in honey, syrups, fruit juices etc.

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