It seems choose these days anyone is an professional on sugars, but Health Canada’s new labeling regulation say that a total of up to 20% of your day-to-day value from sugars ( consisting of both natural and added) is consistent with a healthy eating pattern.

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For some, that might sound like a lot of sugars.

That’s exactly why i am so dazzling to be taking part in the Canadian street Institute (CSI) #SweetSpotChallenge

The goal of the an obstacle is simple, to show how that 20% DV input of street ( from all sources) really deserve to fit seamlessly into a healthy dietary pattern.

To prove this point, The day of eating food selection I created below contains 2,000 calories and also 100 grams of sugar (at 4 calories per gram, that totals 400 calories which meets health Canada’s 20% value)

Before We gain Started ( Disclaimer)

Today’s article is sponsored by the dietitians in ~ the Canadian sugar Institute, that which i am a former intern.

I have been compensated monetarily and also with groceries because that today’s post.

With that the end of the way, let’s gain started!

#SweetSpotChalenge Menu


Quaker prompt oats, apple & cinnamon 1 packet

½ avocado

1 banana, medium

1/4 tbsp organic peanut butter


Afternoon Snack

Granola Bar – all bran

Unsweetened soy milk, 1 cup


1 medium Sweet potato

100 grams atlantic salmon

1.5 tbsp maple syrup


Evening Snack

28 almonds, raw

0% Greek yogurt, vanilla 1 cup


1 cup cooked brown Rice

100 grams chicken breast

1 cup broccoli

2 tbsp teriyaki sauce

1 cup raspberries ( not pictured)


Nutrient an introduction

Based on analysis from Canadian Nutrient paper database

Calories: 2017 kcal

Carbohydrate: 243 grams

Total Sugars: 99 grams

Fibre: 42 grams

Fat: 66 grams

Saturated: 7 grams

Protein: 117 grams

Sodium: 1441 mg


Final Thoughts

Health Canada’s brand-new regulations are not intended to fear you the sugar(s), nor space they telling you exactly how much sugar(s) you have to consume.

Instead, the regulations room meant to tell you how much sugar(s) tends to be consumed as part of a healthy, well balanced dietary pattern.

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as I’ve proven above, you can consume sugar(s) in ~ this 20% DV level while enjoy it a diverse, healthy, and balanced menu.