September 17, 2014 | Sharon

How much sugar do you eat or drink on a daily basis? My honest answer is probably too much.

Recently, the World Health Organization has reduced the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of added sugars from 10 to 5% of daily energy intake. And the latest research suggests slashing it further to 3%. So how much sugar is ‘5%'? Based on the average diet, for women this is about 5-6 teaspoons and for men about 7-8 teaspoons.

Apparently, a 330 ml can of fizzy pop already contains the 5% RDA for a typical adult. From now on, I'll be choosing zero-sugar drinks to quench my thirst...

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In the UK, added sugars contribute 15.6% of the daily energy intake of the average teenager.

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Kasia

September 23, 2014 at 10:30

How about drinking water to quench your thirst??

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