How much added sugar is in your breakfast?

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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 

Fresh blueberries

1 cup of water

Total added sugar: 0 teaspoons

 

See our breakfast swaps page for more ideas.

 

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