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Dental Health Month 2020 - Understanding Sugar

Dental Health Month 2020 - Understanding Sugar

Daily sugar consumption

Limit added sugar intake to 6 or less teaspoons per day. This equals 24 grams of added sugar or less.
• 1 teaspoon sugar = 4 grams sugar

Comparing products

Use the ‘per 100g’ column. This allows you to compare “apples with apples.”
• Aim for less than 10 grams of sugar per 100 grams, but less than 5 grams is best. Foods claiming ‘no added sugar,’ often contain a higher level of sugar from natural sources but these sugars can still cause tooth decay.

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