By the time many of us finish breakfast we’ve eaten more added sugar than the recommended daily limit! Remember, the World Health Organisation recommends 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day for optimal health.
But there’s no need for breakfast to have as much sugar as a dessert. With some easy swaps you can start your day with little to no added sugar.
Here’s how these two easy breakfasts compare:
1. Sugary cereal with orange juice and fruit yoghurt
1 cup of sugary cereal = 2.5 teaspoons of added sugar
1 glass of orange juice (200ml) = 4.5 teaspoons of added sugar
1 tub of strawberry yoghurt (175g) = 4 teaspoons of added sugar
Total added sugar: 11 teaspoons
2. Wholewheat cereal with fruit and yoghurt
2 Vita Brits
200g Greek Yoghurt
1 cup of water
Total added sugar: 0 teaspoons
See our breakfast swaps page for more ideas.