The World Health Organization this week released their final guidelines on sugar intake in both adults and children. The guidelines recommend adults and children reduce their daily intake of sugars, excluding sugar in fruits, vegetables and milk, to less than 10% of their total energy intake.
For adult Australians consuming 8,700 kJ per day, this translates into consuming no more than 55 g of free sugars per day, or less than 13 teaspoons.
They also add a further reduction to below 5 per cent or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.Do you need help deciding if your diet is right for you? Our experienced dietitians at Nurture are keen to help!