The WHO recommends consuming less than 10% of daily calories from free sugar and a reduction below 5% would produce additional health benefits.

First let’s clarify what we are talking about: According to the WHO, free sugars means sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides) added to food by manufacturers, chefs or consumers, as well as sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and the fruit juice concentrates.

The free sugars differ from the intrinsic sugars found in fresh whole fruits and vegetables. Unlike free sugars, there is no evidence that the consumption of sugars naturally present in fruits and vegetables has adverse effects on health.

In this article, we will show in pictures some products of habitual consumption and their content in added sugars. It should be noted that we have no preference or aversion towards any brand. We start at the beginning, according to what we have seen, the daily consumption for a person who consumes 2,000kcal per day should be less than 5%, or 25g.

A cube of sugar contains approximately 2.3 grams.

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