Employees pack Easter egg candy in preparation for the Easter holiday, at Top Cau factory in Sao Paulo February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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New guidelines from the World Health Organization says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories.In the United States, adults get about 11 to 15 percent of their calories from sugar; the figure for children is about 16 percent.Last month, U.S. health authorities released their own guidelines recommending that sugar be limited to 10 percent of daily calories.WHO said most people don't realize how much sugar they're eating because it's often hidden in processed foods not considered sweet. The agency pointed out that one tablespoon of ketchup has about 4 grams (1 teaspoon) of sugar and a single can of soda has up to 40 grams (10 teaspoons).
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