The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that a person’s consumption should not exceed approximately 10% of the total energy consumed by him during one day.
In turn, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority indicated on its official account on the social networking site Twitter that 10% of the total daily energy consumed means approximately 50 grams of sugar.
The authority indicated that it is important to follow these recommendations because of their great importance to the health of people.
Excessive intake of sugar is linked to many health problems, which are as follows:
- High blood lipids: which in turn contributes to high cholesterol and the risk of clogging the arteries and blood vessels in the body.
- Declining dental health: a higher risk of tooth decay.
- Increased risk of heart disease
- Weight gain, especially in the abdominal area
- Increased risk of fatty liver disease
- High risk of diabetes and insulin resistance.
It is worth noting that sugar is found in many foods and drinks, so it is important to read the food label before buying anything and check the sugar levels in it, in order to maintain your health and safety.