What are the recommended amounts of daily sugar?

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According to the World Health Organization recommendations, free sugar intake* should be limited to less than 5% or at least less than 10% of the daily energy intake.

10% of the average daily energy intake (2000 kcal) corresponds to 50 grams of free sugar or 12.5 sugar cubes.

This is the amount of sugar in a

  • milk chocolate bar or
  • five and a half deciliters of freshly squeezed orange juice or
  • two and a half cups of fruit yoghurt or
  • 12 cookies or
  • 15 tablespoons of ketchup!

The term free sugars refers to sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides) added to food and drink by the producers, cooks or consumers, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates.

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