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By Alexandra Sifferlin
March 8, 2014
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This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) dropped a whammy on those of us with a sweet tooth. Though it admitted that this isn’t an easy goal to meet these days, the organization released new guidelines stating that only 5% of a person’s total daily calories should come from sugar. “We should aim for 5 percent if we can,” WHO nutrition direction Dr. Francesco Brana said in a news conference, “but 10 percent is more realistic.” It’s pretty easy to surpass a limit of 5% of your daily calories from sugar, which equates to about 25.8 g sugar a day for a 2,000 calorie diet. And while we all know to avoid sweets like candy and cake, you might be surprised at the other places where sugar hides. Here are some not-so-sweet foods that are surprisingly packed with sugar.


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