Posted by Aston Avery
Brits dangerously consuming too much sugar ahead of Heart Month
According to a survey, the average Brit consumes 83% more sugar than the UK recommended allowance, which can lead to weight gain and in turn, increased blood pressure and risk of developing coronary heart disease.
The UK recommended sugar allowance is 30 grams of free sugar – those added to food and drink or present in staples such as honey and fruit juices. However, Brits are actually consuming around 55 grams, equating to 20,075 across 12 months!
Now, to mark the first day of Heart Month (1st February 2023), MyFitnessPal have teamed up with Heart Research UK to highlight the impact hidden sugars are having on our heart health.
Aston spoke to nutritionist Dr Helen Flaherty.
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