The terminology free sugars is possibly related to mono and dissacharides. It is not clear to me if it means precisely just refined sugars or both, refined and not refined.

There is a WHO study recommending eat free sugars in low amounts. Here is a related post with an in some-respects illuminating answer.

For example, glucose is an energy source for the metabolism. Limiting that sounds counterintuitive. It has been suggested that it is cariogenic, but it doesn't seem enough of a reason for limitation, as we could ingest it without much contact to the teeth, so that is would be dissolved only in the stomach.

So, what are the unhealthy facts related to free sugars that imply reducing the intake?

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    Could you clarify your third paragraph ("As glucose…")? – E.g. Did you mean "in a 'box'", transpiring that the sugars would not come into contact with the teeth? – LаngLаngС May 22 '18 at 18:59
  • @LangLangC thanks. Yes, it's just an idea in same direction that 'it seems not enough not to eat glucose just for being cariogenic – user11906 May 22 '18 at 19:02
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    "Sugar, Uric Acid, and the etiology of diabetes and obesity" ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3781481 This may help contribute to an answer to your question. – Gordon May 23 '18 at 20:02
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    Yes I'm trying the same, but not reducing carbohydrates intake, they are pretty good specially in the morning (at least to my body) – user11906 May 23 '18 at 20:36
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    @santimirandarp Yes, I am the same way. – Gordon May 23 '18 at 20:43

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