How much sugar is in your snack?

    Do you know how many teaspoons of sugar are in that surreptitious snack? We took a look at some popular choices and uncovered just how much of the sweet stuff is in every bite. We're not all doom and gloom though - discover our equally delicious, but far less sugary alternatives...

    Emer Delaney BSc (Hons), RD has an honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Ulster. She has worked as a dietitian in some of London's top teaching hospitals and is currently based in Chelsea.

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    21st Jun, 2017
    It is truly articles like this that get is so wrong, you don't know where to start. No, a bagel is very far from a better choice. Added sugar doesn't address why everyone is obese. Added carbohydrates are the problem. Eating a bagel with several hundred kcal, loaded with carbs is a horrible choice. Eating healthier fats, with sustaining protein and very minimal carbs is how you feed anyone; your child, or yourself. Until the mainstream stops "feeding" us this horrid advise, nothing is every going to change. All of your replacements except for the drinks are loaded with high carbs that lead to inflammation and added weight.
    21st Jun, 2017
    1 teaspoon of sugar is closer to 4 grams - so the number of teaspoons is slightly more than pictured
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    18th Feb, 2016
    I'd advise being careful when it comes to croissants, if you make them yourself then sugar can indeed be trace but every commercially made one I've looked up has sugar added to it.
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