10 Sep Sweeteners
- New Zealander’s consume on average 37 tsp of sugar a day
- That’s about 54 kilograms of sugar per year which is almost a full bath tubs worth! (as of March 2014)
- It is estimated that half, or 13-14 tsp, of our sugar intake comes from sugar added to food
- Sugar, in moderation, can be part of a healthy balanced diet and active lifestyle
How much sugar should we be eating?
It is recommended that we consume no more than 10% of energy from added sugars. For someone consuming an average 8,700 kJ a day, this is around 51 grams or 13 level teaspoons a day.
From the latest Australian and New Zealand national nutrition surveys, around 20% and 21% of our dietary energy (kilojoules) comes from total sugars (both naturally occurring and added) which is about 26 and 27 teaspoons a day, respectively.
It has been estimated from previous Australian and New Zealand nutrition survey’s that around 10% of our energy intake is from added sugars and 10% from naturally occurring sugars. These figures are in line with current recommendations to consume no more than 10% of total energy from added sugars.
The simplest advice is from the Australian and New Zealand Dietary Guidelines – to limit intake of nutrient-poor discretionary (or ‘treat’) foods and drinks6 containing added sugars like confectionery, soft drinks, cakes and biscuits.
Luckily, XyloSweet Natural Sweeteners give you a better, healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
XyloSweet feature xylitol, naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Not only is xylitol a completely natural sweetener, but it improves oral and nasal health as well. XyloSweet are non-GMO, gluten free, and have fewer calories than sugar; which are just a few of the health benefits of being xylitol products. Give up the guilt of having a cookie or two and switch to and XyloSweet Natural Sweeteners.