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Hidden Sugar

Hidden Sugars - Bayside Family Dentistry

Reading the nutritional labelling on the products we buy is one way to check their sugar contact, but it’s not always possible to do so when we’re shopping for a week’s worth of groceries, with a toddler or two in tow!

Many of us turn to a food’s health star rating to quicken this process, but thanks to labelling laws, this isn’t always accurate, and it’s also not compulsory …so soft drink giant Coke will avoid having to display low ratings. Many companies have also worked out how to exploit this system, so foods that we believe are healthy may still have a high sugar concentration.

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