The World Health Organisation recommends limiting ourselves to no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day. However, many of us eat (and drink) much more - and it ain’t great for our health. In fact, sugar has been linked to some of the most common health problems of our times, including:
And sugar-laden drinks are thought to be a major part of the problem. Studies have consistently linked sugar-sweetened drinks to weight gain and obesity because they can often add calories without helping us to feel full and satisfied.
It’s no surprise, then, that more and more sugar-free drinks keep popping up on supermarket shelves and fridges. But are these drinks really all they’ve cracked up to be?