Choice has also carried out a food substitution experiment wherein they replaced high sugar, pre-packaged foods with a less sugary counterpart. They swapped cereals like NutriGrain for Weeties and flavoured yoghurts for natural yoghurts. The experiment found that if consumers carried out these simple swaps, they could save up to 38.3 kilograms of unnecessary sugar a year. Their biggest tip when looking to carry out a food swap is ‘don’t get confused by looking for foods that have only have 10 grams of sugar per 100 grams as that would be 10% of the weight of the food, not the kilojoules’.
We understand that sometimes we do really want that ‘naughty’ sugary treat. So, in these cases, we suggest taking countermeasures after consumption. This can be brushing teeth, or having a drink of water, or having a piece of chewing gum. By enacting these small steps, you can protect your teeth from decay and cavities, thereby saving your hip pocket.
For more information on added sugar, and steps to counter-act sugar, please do not hesitate to contact us at DentalCareXtra.
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Castle, J. (2015). WHO warns against added sugar. Choice: Food and Drink.
Choice Community. (2017). End the Sugar-Coating [report].