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Rethinking our sugar intake

Christian ReichardtComment

Below is a summary of an article I found on BBC regarding sugar intake.  The link for the full article can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), is advising that the recommended daily intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce obesity risk and improve dental health.  Their new recommendations say they are recommending no more than 5% of daily calories should come from added sugar - about seven teaspoons.

To quote the article, "Prof Ian Macdonald, chair of the working group of the committee, said: '
The evidence is stark - too much sugar is harmful to health and we all need to cut back. The clear and consistent link between a high-sugar diet and conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes is the wake-up call we need to rethink our diet. Cut down on sugars, increase fibre and we'll all have a better chance of living longer, healthier lives.' "

I hope you found this information interesting.  If you or someone you know needs help lowering their sugar intake for health purposes, please let us know.  We would be happy to help them on their journey to better health!

Go to this link for the full article http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33551501