Notice there is no "% Daily Value" listed for sugar on nutrition labels.
The WHO's "ideal" recommendation is that no more than %5 of total energy intake come from free sugars.
Sugar has about 4 calories per gram, or 16 calories per teaspoon. Under the 5 percent WHO guideline, a person who takes in 2000 calories a day would limit sugar to 25 grams. A 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola has 35 grams of sugar, which is 10 grams over the allowance.
No one would by their products if the nutrition label said one serving had 120% of the daily allowable recommendation.
- 12/10/2015 8:29:09 AM