Are You Consuming Too Much Sugar?

Energy drink cans.

New research, published in the BMJ Open, has examined the sugar content in hundreds of fizzy drinks and is calling for a cut in the amount of sugar they contain.

It was revealed that an average 330ml can of fizzy drink can contain much more sugar than an adult’s recommended daily allowance.

The average daily sugar intake for adults should be 30g or the equivalent of 7.5 teaspoons; some fizzy drinks even contain over 52g, which adds up to 12 teaspoons!

There have been calls for all fizzy drinks to have less than 5g of sugar per can, and for soft drink manufacturers to not claim their products could be part of a balanced diet.

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