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sugar reduction for drinks and food: the new Brazilian goal

sugar reduction for drinks and food is the new goal of Brazil. Understand the purpose

In the health minister's management, Gilberto Eyes, and the Association of Presidents of Production of Food Sector signed an agreement whose main goal the reduction of sugar to drinks and food by the year 2022.

The deal, following the same parameter has been done to reduce sodium, It aims to cut about 144 tons of sugar cakes, dairy, drinks, sandwich cookies, chocolate milk and other mixtures take too much sugar.

According to the association, Brazil is one of the first countries to express interest of reducing sugar in foods and beverages industrialized, always respecting the rules of ANVISA, (National Health Surveillance Agency) together with the ABIR (Brazilian Association of Soft Drinks and no alcoholic), a ABIMAPI (Brazilian Association of Biscuit Industries, Pastas and breads and cakes Alimentícias Industrialized) and Dairy Viva (Brazilian Association of Dairy).

The Ministry of Health analyzed the sugar reduction criteria for drinks and food and came to the conclusion that the products with higher amounts of sugar are the biscuits and dairy products such as yogurt, Dairy drinks, etc. According to researches, the goal is to remove the 53,9% a 62,4% Sugar compositions such as.

As for chocolate drinks the goal is to reduce 10,5% sugar, while for other sugary drinks reduction may reach 33,8%. In some cases, By replacing the sugar sweetener can be adopted.

excess sugar: Because of chronic diseases!

According to WHO (World Health Organization), Brazilians consume about 50% the more sugar than recommended. That is, per day, each person consumes about 18 sugar teaspoons, or equivalent to 80g.

This excessive consumption of sugar a day impacts the increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.

habits change: solution to prevent chronic diseases!

The physical exercise along with balanced diet helps reduce the risk of excess blood sugar and, thus, affect the health of people with the onset of chronic diseases.

Besides that, in the year of 2017 the Ministry of Health adopted methods that aims to curb the growth of overweight and obesity in Brazil. The intention is to reduce the consumption of processed products endowed with sugar and increase good nutrition, rich in vegetables, vegetables and healthy fats.