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RDA Sugar?

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2007/06/06 22:01:47 (permalink)

RDA Sugar?

I dont follow RDA's or anything, but it says that the RDA for sugar is 90g, does this count from sources such as milk? eg 100ml of milk has 5 grams of sugar, but i drink masses of milk, so does it contribute to my daily limit?
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    RE: RDA Sugar? 2007/06/06 22:05:45 (permalink)
    so does it contribute to my daily limit?

    Yes. Though RDA's are pretty meaningless to a BB.

    Some worthwhile reading about COMA recommendations if you're interested:
    http://www.britishnutrition.org.uk/home.asp?siteId=43§ionId=414&subSectionId=320&parentSection=299&which=1

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    RE: RDA Sugar? 2007/06/07 08:38:12 (permalink)
    there should be no RDA on sugar

    its a pointless notion
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    RE: RDA Sugar? 2007/06/07 14:08:33 (permalink)
    It's a GDA not an RDA.

    Recommended Daily Amounts (or Reference Nutrient Intakes) refer to the minimum amount required for the body to function. So, the actual RDA for salt is about 3-4g (I think!) but we eat far more, so the Guideline Daily Amount (i.e. maximum limit) is 6g.

    GDAs have been developed by Industry rather than the Government and are based upon scientific rationale.

    As with any recommendations, they apply to the population as a whole and cannot be applied to any one individual with accuracy.
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    RE: RDA Sugar? 2007/06/07 14:38:21 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: ClairieB

    GDAs have been developed by Industry rather than the Government and are based upon scientific rationale.


    ....reading between the lines for sugar it's how the cereal manufacturers justify their products...

    90g of sugar a day on it's own is a meaningless statement - in fruits - great, go for your life, out of a bag - hmm, issues..
    post edited by Tony Barnes - 2007/06/07 14:39:56
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    RE: RDA Sugar? 2007/06/07 16:18:50 (permalink)
    Agreed but another figure has been developed by the FSA which limits Non Milk Extrinsic Sugars (i.e. refined sugar of all types and fruit juice sugar) to 50g a day.

    Needless to say, industry aren't so keen on this!
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    RE: RDA Sugar? 2007/06/07 17:34:15 (permalink)
    lol, I wonder why...???
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