SOUR WARN­ING ON SUGAR

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Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) urges that sugar in­take should be re­duced to no more than 10% of over­all calo­ries. The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) warns that solid ev­i­dence cor­re­lates the in­take of ex­cess sugar – in the form of sug­ars added to pro­cessed foods as well as that present in fruit juices and ce­re­als – as a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to over­weight, obe­sity, and tooth de­cay. WHO is­sued new guide­lines for peo­ple to re­duce sugar in­take to no more than 10% of their over­all calo­ries. The rec­om­men­da­tion does not ap­ply to nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring sug­ars in fruits, veg­eta­bles, and milk. To meet the lower thresh­old, the av­er­age Amer­i­can and Euro­pean would need to slash their av­er­age sugar in­take by two-thirds or more. In­ter­est­ing as it was the WHO that openly rec­om­mended a diet that was 70% car­bo­hy­drate based with their flawed foot pyra­mid back in the 1990s! And this warn­ing does not ap­ply to fruit, milk? Fruc­tose is a sugar, and so is lac­tose. Just google some of the side ef­fects as­so­ci­ated with ex­ces­sive fruc­tose con­sump­tion! When will they ac­tu­ally get the facts right!

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