365 Ways #155–WHO are you listening to?

#155–The maximum recommended level of sugar in the diet as proposed by the USDA is an enormous 25% of daily calories. In contrast, the World Health Organization (WHO), puts their limit at only 10% of daily calories. Why the difference? Can you say Sugar Lobby? The World Health Organization can now–they were at risk of having their funding cut off by Congress who was being pressured by the Sugar Lobby to get WHO to change their recommendations. The lesson you should take away from this post is that if you listen to government more than you listen to your body, your health will pay for it.

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