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We all know that too much sugar is bad for our health and can cause weight gain and damage teeth. Here we share tips on how to cut down your sugar intake and how we are continuing to reduce sugar in Co-op products.
We know that reducing sugar is a big concern for many people when thinking about their health, so we have continued to reduce sugar across our Co-op products.
Last year alone we removed 74 million teaspoons of sugar from categories such as breakfast cereals, cakes, desserts, ice-cream, milk based drinks and yogurts. This brings our total sugar reduction figure up to 656 million teaspoons of sugar since 2014.
Here’s some of our biggest sugar reduction achievements last year:
Fruit and veg contain naturally occurring sugars but also provide you with minerals and vitamins to help you stay healthy.
Fruit juice can be acidic so drinking too much of it can cause damage to your teeth. Remember that 150ml is a portion, but you could always try to dilute it with some water to reduce the amount of sugar you’re consuming.
Sugar is also commonly found in products like chocolate, cake and desserts. These are fine to eat in moderation but check out our labels for advice on portion size.
Here’s some tips to help you reduce sugar in your diet: