‘Added sugars’ can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes – how to avoid them

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Research has identified a close association between sugar intake and development of type 2 diabetes, for example.

It can be hard to monitor your sugar consumption because sugar can creep into the foods you eat without you necessarily realising.

The worst culprit are ‘added sugars’, also called free sugars, which refer to the sugars that are added to a whole range of processed foods and drinks, including microwave meals, pasta sauces, breakfast cereals, sweetened drinks and desserts.

As Diabetes.co.uk explains, added sugars have become a real problem because most of us aren’t aware of just how much sugar we are taking in when having what many of us consider everyday foods.

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