Common sources of free sugars in daily diet
Each individuals diet is unique, however there are popular food types common in many diets which contain free sugars.
Preserves and confectionery – table sugars, jam, chocolate and candy account for a large proportion of the free sugars regularly consumed in the average diet
Soft drinks and fruit juice - fruit juice accounts for a large proportion of free sugars consumed by young children
Biscuits, buns and cakes – the high quantities of sugar added in the process of making biscuits, buns and cakes is not always obvious
Alcoholic drinks – many people are unaware of the sugar levels in alcoholic drinks, particularly when mixed with a soft drink
Dairy products – dairy contains natural sugar, however, there are often added sugars in flavoured milks, yoghurts or ice cream
Savoury food - sugar can be found in many savoury foods, such as stir-in sauces, condiments and crisps