Learn to watch your sugar intake Learn to watch your sugar intake

The recommended sugar intake for a 2,000-calorie diet is 50 g of sugar, the equivalent of 12 teaspoons.

Consuming fewer sugary drinks helps reduce a person’s overall caloric intake, improves nutrition and helps reduce the number of people who are overweight, obese, are diabetic and have cavities.

As Francesco Branca indicates, Director of Nutrition for Health and Development with the World Health Organization (WHO), sugar is not necessary from a nutritional point of view. He recommends that if it is consumed, it should provide less than 10% of your total energy needs. “Health benefits can be observed if this percentage is reduced to less than 5%, the equivalent of less than one 250 ml glass of a sugary drink a day,” he adds.

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The following video will help you reflect on your consumption of this ingredient.