New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), on sugar intake: According to WHO, your daily intake of added sugar should be 5% of your total daily calories. That’s about 26 grams per day for a 2,000 calorie diet, or 5 teaspoons. WHO’s original restriction was 10%, or 52 grams per day for a 2,000 calorie diet. Who’s expert panel made this new recommendation after studying the increasing rates of obesity, tooth decay and heart disease, all of which are linked to sugar consumption. The bottom line is that we need to shift our diets gradually and learn to read food labels and incorporate more fresh foods into our meals. The less sugar you eat, the better off you’ll be for the long term.