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Let's not sugar coat it - the facts

In England, one in four adults are now obese. By 2050, it will be one in two people (Public Health England, 2014).

But the problem could be reversed within five years if just 30% of sugar was cut from the average diet (Sugar Rush; The Telegraph, 2014).

Many health experts and nutritionists have begun to warn against excessive sugar consumption - and with good reason. We're currently consuming on average about 24 teaspoons of added sugar per day. Did you know that just one can of cola contains nine teaspoons?

Our infographic ‘Let’s not sugar coat it’ contains some fun and informative stats about how much sugar we're consuming, where we get it from and how it affects our health, as well as tips on how to reduce sugar intake.
Sugar Infographic
Louise Pearson is our Research and Development Executive and infographics guru.

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Joanna 26 Apr 2015

The infographics are a brilliant idea. My children are now very much aware of how much sugar they are consuming and are working on reducing their sweet treat intake.

Peter Warrington 20 Apr 2015

Very interesting presentation of facts - more please on other health related issues.

Mrs Ann Gill 17 Apr 2015

Thank you for the information on sugar intake.  It is very helpful and has made me realise how much sugar we should be consuming.

I was wondering if you would also be able to do something similar about salt. I have discovered that Himalayan crystal salt, mother of all salt, is the salt that we should all be using. As it contains 84 known trace minerals. Table salt is toxic and according to scientific research it can even cause bowel cancer so people should be told to avoid table salt and use  Himalayan crystal salt instead. We would all be healthier  if we did and so it would save the NHS billions of pounds. This salt has cured my back pain and strengthened my bones and I have not needed to visit my GP for many years.  This is why I am asking if you would consider telling your members about the health benefits of  Himalayan Crystal Salt. And also the book that everyone needs to read is"Your Bodies Many Cries For Water" by Dr F Batmangehelidj.

Wishing you and your members the very best of health.

Ann

Jon Champs 17 Apr 2015

There is more than sufficient evidence that home made smoothies using the whole fruit and not just the juice, to include the fibre, is good. There should be greater distinction here between ADDED sugar and natural sugar as well as more importance added o the now proven fact that artificial low calorie sweetners act in the same way as sugar on the body and are just as bad.

Fat Free yoghurts are a massively misguiding "health option" as they almost always contain huge amounts of added refined sugar or artificial sweetener. Soe fat in your diet is a good thing.

the more people understand that everything in moderation is better than too much of one thing or type of thing, the better off we will all be. Marketing and advertising need to be reined in, and governments not so easily swayed by the well funded sugar industry lobbyists who refuse to budge an inch.