It’s no longer hot news about the bad effects of too much sugar in the diet but there still seems to be some confusion over how much is too much and also what our everyday food items contain. Breakfast foods have had some recent bad press and it’s not difficult to see why when you look at the sugar content vs the recommended daily allowance.
As NHS guidance notes that a high sugar diet can contribute to obesity and lead to an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, a new infographic has been released revealing the sugar content in your child’s favourite breakfast foods.
The graphic, from AXA PPP healthcare reveals that many British children could be consuming nearly 10 sugar cubes each morning. The healthcare provider suggests eating no more than 30g of sugar per day (for those 11 and over) for a healthy, balanced diet, and looking at the wider nutritional value of foods (e.g. fat content) in addition to sugar.
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