New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars Medical News Today

March 5, 2015 3:48 PM

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New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars Medical News Today

Glucose, fructose, sucrose and table sugar are all examples of free sugars. These sugars are found naturally in honey, syrups and fruit juices, but can also be added to food and drink by manufacturers.

The World Health Organization (WHO) explain that much of the sugar consumed these days is concealed within processed foods that are not necessarily perceived as "sweets." WHO provide the example of 1 tablespoon of ketchup containing around 4 g of free sugars, while a can of soda contains up to 40 g ...

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