HOW TO ACHIEVE 6 TEASPOONS OR LESS PER DAY
The first step to reducing daily added sugar consumption is finding out how much we are eating and where the added sugar is in our diet. Then we can decide how much we want to have.
By learning to read food labels and making better choices when we shop and cook, we can teach ourselves to be less dependent on added sugar to enjoy our food and feel good.
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Sugar has many different names and comes in many forms. It’s also highly addictive: the more we eat it, the more we want.
The World Health Organization recommends 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar a day for optimal health. One teaspoon equals around 4 grams of sugar.
Generally, sugar in food is either naturally occurring or has been added during manufacture or preparation.
Wholefoods - food that has not been significantly refined or processed, such as beans, fruits and vegetables - may have naturally occurring sugars, such as fructose in fruit and lactose in dairy products.
The naturally occurring sugar in wholefoods is not counted as part of the recommended 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar per day.
Added sugars, also known as free sugars, refers to a refined sugar or sweetener ingredient added to food or drink products, as well as honey, syrups and fruit juice.