Sugar - Getting it in Perspective

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This could then mean that when the next National Diet and Nutrition Survey comes round, we have a chance of us as individuals and as a population, of hitting our recommended sugar intakes rather than being in our current situation of overshooting them.

Check out our top 10 tips for cutting sugar without wrecking the enjoyment of your meals and snacks.

  1. Swap sugar-filled versions of fizzy drinks for diet and zero calorie options.
  2. Swap large servings of ‘fruit juice drinks’ which contain added sugars, for 100% fruit juice served in a maximum of a 150ml serving. Fruit juice contains natural fruit sugars and when drunk in this serving size (and with a meal to save your teeth from tooth erosion), counts as one of your five a day.
  3. Swap cakes for fruit scones or fruit loaf or malt loaf and fancy biscuits for oatcakes.
  1. Swap cakes for fruit scones or fruit loaf or malt loaf and fancy biscuits for oatcakes.
  2. Gradually cut back teaspoons of sugar added to breakfast cereals and drinks so that over a few weeks to a month, you end up using no added sugar at all (and skip on the syrups they offer in coffee shops unless sugar-free).
  3. Replace sugar-rich jam, marmalade, syrup, honey or treacle with slices of banana or low fat cream cheese on your toast for breakfast.
  4. Check ingredients and nutrition labels before buying foods and drinks. A food or drink with over 22.5g of sugars per 100g is ‘high’ in sugar. If they have under 5g of sugar per 100g, they are low in sugar.
  5. If a food is high in milk and fruit, the milk and fruit sugars will form part of the total sugars on the label. In this case check the ingredients list to see what other sugars have been added because milk and fruit sugars are

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