More bad news about sugar!
Tests by the anti-sugar alliance, Action on Sugar, showed surprisingly high amounts of sugar in popular foods and drinks: speciality coffee, (11 cubes) a can of cola (9 cubes) a mug of semi-skimmed milk drinking chocolate ( 6 cubes) a pot of 0 per cent yoghurt (5 cubes).
Greater consumption of specific whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes and apples, is significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas greater consumption of fruit juice is associated with a higher risk. (British Medical Journal 2013).
Sugar is not just that white stuff we spoon into our coffee or tea mugs! It sneaks into us when we buy those packaged, processed foods, including savoury treats. We need to check the ‘Carbohydrates (of which sugars)’ figure on the nutrition label. This quick guide helps you to spot those high-sugar products!
Over 22g of total sugars per 100g. – HIGH.
5g or less of total sugars per 100g – LOW!