The World Health Organization (WHO) is proposing new sugar guidelines to reduce the sugar intake of the average person.
The new guideline asks people to consume less than 5% of their total daily calories from sugar. WHO’s current sugar guidelines was published in 2002 and it recommends that people consume less than 10% of their total daily calories from sugar.
The organization said that calculating the amount of calories you take from sugar is easy. All you have to do is multiply the grams from sugar by four (a product with 15 grams of sugar has 60 calories from sugar).
The average American consumes about three pounds of sugar each week.