Live well: 10 foods that contain more sugar than you think

 

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You're probably consuming far more sugar than you realise


 

"We have absolutely no biological requirement for sugar in our bodies at all," nutritionist Sarah Ann Macklin tells us. "We should only be consuming maximum seven teaspoons per day - but we're consuming over double that."

Avoiding chocolate, donuts and other such sweet treats is one thing - but the problem is that many of those sugars we're eating aren't obvious, disguised within foods that, at first glance, might not seem 'sugary' at all.

"Today, many food products add sugar and take out fat, to make the product tastier - but this also makes us more hungry, because there's no fat in it," she explains. "Sugar has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing... and contributes to weight gain. Many of us aren't aware of how much sugar we're actually consuming."

Macklin reveals 10 foods that have more sugar in them than you might expect. (Fans of baked beans, look away now...)

One teaspoon is approximately four grams of sugar.

 

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