sugar intake

Rumour: Sugars should be a maximum of 15% percent of total consumed energy to avoid the risk of coronary heart disease.

Truth: This is true. Although the US Institute of Medicine says the energy in your diet obtained from sugar should be less than 25%, a study found that a diet containing more than 15% of energy from sugar will increase your risk of coronary heart disease. Read more about sugar and its impact on cardiovascular diseases here.

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