No way to sugarcoat this: WHO says sugar should be no more than 5-10 percent of total calories

March 4, 2015 2:01 PM

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No way to sugarcoat this: WHO says sugar should be no more than 5-10 percent of total calories

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says people around the world are eating too much sugar and should slash their intake to about 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories.

New guidelines published Wednesday are focusing on the added sugars in processed food and those in honey, syrups and fruit juices. The report did not address the sugars in fruits, vegetables or milk.

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