RFF#82 – Currently the Institute of Medicine (and Health Canada) recommend that no more than 25% of total calories should come from sugar

And today, the WHO recommended that sugar consumption should be limited to less than 5% of total calories. I’ve been looking forward to the day when someone would officially challenge the outrageous recommendation that a quarter of your calories can come from sugar. Luckily, that day is finally here.

Health Canada’s current sugar recommendations can be found here.

I learned about this fact from: Health Canada’s Dietary Reference Intake Tables and http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/lower-sugar-intake-to-less-than-5-of-daily-calories-who-says-1.2560639

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