How to eat less sugar

Action on Sugar's Nutritionist Kawther Hashem provides some tips on eating less sugar:

- Remove sugar (white and brown), syrup, honey and molasses from the breakfast table — out of sight, out of mind!
- Cut back on the amount of sugar added to things you eat or drink regularly like cereal, pancake, coffee or tea. Try cutting the usual amount of sugar you add by half and wean down from there.
- Instead of adding sugar to cereal or oatmeal, add fresh fruit (try bananas, cherries or strawberries) or dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or apricots).
- Instead of having sweetened yoghurt, have plain yoghurt and add fresh fruit or dried fruit 
- When baking cookies, brownies or cakes, cut the sugar in your recipe by one-third to one-half. Often you won’t notice the difference.
- Instead of adding sugar in recipes, use extracts such as almond, vanilla, orange or lemon.
- Enhance foods with spices instead of sugar; try ginger, allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg.
- Buy sugar-free or low-calorie drinks.
- Use FoodSwitch UK an award-winning free smartphone app, to help you find food and drink products with less sugar.  

For more information, click here for the BDA sugar fact sheet