Sugar intake dietary guidelines

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Admitting the detary guidelines of sugar intake has been silent but powerful battlefield for some time now (you can check Robert Lustig’s youtube lectures on this)

But i was bit curious, well ofcourse i never saw a label in the shop that:

  • had a dietary guideline in % of how sugar we had to consume
  • % of sugars in product that are added sugars

But then i had and idea-went checking for advice on the government’s website for such intake guidelines (im from Latvia by the way)

And you may take two guesses if i had found such guidelines on sugar intake there.

None, zero, nothing.

I actually wrote to the office with thouse specific burning questions, and if i may receive advice, i shall let you all know about that.

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6 thoughts on “Sugar intake dietary guidelines

  1. That’s interesting, something I hadn’t thought about before but they should include that on the label, although I can see the challenge in that for food manufacturers because some of the products would be like 200% or more of your daily recommended sugar intake.
    I’ve definitely found since working on lowering the amount of sugar in my diet that most people have no idea how much sugar they should be consuming in a day or worse, how much sugar they are actually consuming in a day. Good information.

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    1. yes, i completely agree to you. im just wandering, for somebody (food companies mainly) it must be beneficial to keep us in dark. but i am also happy that it is changing. and it the people who is leading the change.

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  2. Reblogged this on Transitions in my Life and commented:
    This is interesting. I wonder how much it would affect people if they saw the dietary guidelines for sugar intake on a label. If people saw their bowl of breakfast cereal contained 50% of their daily sugar intake or cup of yogurt contained 105% (random examples) would that affect their eating habits in any way?

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    1. yes, exactly right, isnt it. Who would buy their products anyways then. i just had this strange feeling today, what would happen if people will get all this information, how the world will change

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      1. It’s tough to tell because I think there’s extremes to how much people pay attention to food. Some people always read labels while some choose to completely ignore them but I think putting the dietary sugar intake percentage might convert some of the people in the middle toward eating less sugar.

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