You may be eating too much sugar according to W.H.O.

Local health providers urge moderation

How much sugar is too much? According to the World Health Organization, a single can of soda is already too much sugar.

A study published in the journal Circulation found you should have no more than six teaspoons of added sugar.

The U.S. government put sugar limits in place for the first time in 2015. The dietary guidelines say added sugars should make up no more than 10-percent of your daily calories, or about 12 teaspoons for an average 2,000-calories-a-day diet.

Local health providers say moderation is key.

“Everything in moderation, yes, which is of course difficult enough to nail down in and of itself, but if you are looking ahead at your week and seeing opportunities that you could potentially be overindulging a little bit, making a plan for how you’re going to counter balance that as well,” said Gundersen Health System Registered Dietitian Jessica Lind.

A review paper published in the journal ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ says the six teaspoons a day guideline may be wrong and based on low- quality evidence.