The World Health Organization has once again warned against eating too much sugar, because of its serious harm to human health. The international organization said that this increases obesity rates, which have now reached half a billion people in the world, and are on the rise.
The new recommendation stipulates that daily sugar intake should not exceed 5%, as it pointed out the importance of adults not eating more than six teaspoons of sugar daily if they want to avoid health risks, such as weight gain and tooth decay associated with foods that contain sugars.
According to statistics, obesity currently affects half a billion people around the world and is on the rise at all age levels, especially in low- and middle-income countries, while free sugars rank among the most common causes of obesity.
Free sugars include monosaccharides and disaccharides that manufacturers, chefs or consumers add to foods and sugars found naturally in honey, fruit juices and fruit concentrates.
With increasing concern that the consumption of free sugars, especially in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, as a source of energy, risk rates for human health are also rising, most notably heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.