Added Sugar - Free!

Sugar in your diet can be naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose). Added sugars are sugars and syrups put in foods during preparation or processing, or added at the table.

Foods Containing Added Sugars

The major sources of added sugars are fizzy drinks, sugars, lollies, cakes, biscuits, pies, fruit drinks dairy desserts and milk products (ice cream, sweetened yogurt and sweetened milk); and other grains (cinnamon toast and honey-nut waffles).

Too Much Sugar Isn't So Sweet for Your Health

Many people eat and drink more sugar than they realize. It's important to be aware of how much sugar you consume because our bodies don't need sugar to function properly. Added sugars contribute zero nutrients but many added calories that can lead to extra kilos or even obesity, which reduces heart health.

If you think of your daily calorie needs as a budget, you want to "spend" most of your calories on "essentials" to meet your nutrient needs. Use only left over, discretionary calories for "extras" that provide little or no nutritional benefit, such as sugar.