Sugar Facts11 November 2014
With fruit juice and smoothies in the news, the BDA is taking this opportunity to promote some key sugar facts.
Unsweetened fruit juice, and indeed smoothies, can contribute towards our 5-a-day. However, only a 150ml portion is needed to achieve this, which is a relatively small amount. So it is important not to over consume and take in much larger portions, as this offers no additional 5-a-day benefit above and beyond the 150ml needed. We would also recommend consuming these alongside meals to reduce the effects of tooth decay.
By achieving at least 5-a-day, we will not only look and feel better, but we will give our bodies many essential nutrients that it needs to maintain overall long-term health and help reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.
- Access our full Food Fact Sheet on sugar - www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/Sugar.