|Simple Sugar||Commun Food Source|
|Monosaccharides||Fructose||High fructose corn syrup, fruits, vegetables, honey|
|Disaccharides: Glucose+Galactose||Lactose||Dairy products|
|Disaccharides: Glucose+Fructose||Sucrose||Sugar beets, sugar cane|
|Disaccharides: Glucose+Glucose||maltose||Molasses, beer|
Know your Limits
In 2015, WHO issued recommendationsto reduce free sugar consumption to less than 10% of energy intake for both adults and children.
Further reducing free sugar intake toless than 5% of energy intake wouldprovide additional benefits.2
In practical terms
5% of daily energy intake corresponds with:
- Adults: Less than 6 teaspoons of free sugar per day
- Children: Less than 5 teaspoons of sugar per day.
4 grams=1 teaspoon