Do you know how much sugar you’re eating? Sugar by the numbers

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Trish Kozicka breaks down the not-so-sweet facts about sugar, including how much of it we consume.

TORONTO – Do you ever think about how much sugar you consume on a daily basis?

The food industry, and in part Health Canada, doesn’t always make it very easy to figure out. But we’re here to help.

Let’s start with the recommendations, which can be a bit confusing. Canada’s Food Guide, for instance, advises people to “limit their intake of food and beverages that are high in sugar.”

READ MORE: Trying to limit your sugar intake? Watch out for these 60 terms (and counting!)

But, unlike for sodium, there are actually zero government guidelines in North America for daily intake of added sugar.

The World Health Organization and Heart and Stroke Association of Canada both recommend we decrease our consumption of added sugar to no more than 10 per cent of our…

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