Sugars and the body
Sugars are an important source of energy that we all need to go about our daily lives.Read More
So products with ‘reduced sugars’ or ‘no added sugars’ will only have fewer calories overall when compared to the original product if the sugar or sugars are replaced with other ingredients containing fewer amounts of calories. This is something to check because it is not always the case – for example, if a manufacturer reduces the amount of sugar in a biscuit or cake the product still contains fat. This can often result in fat then making up a higher proportion of the total product weight. Because fat contains twice as many calories as sugar, the new product containing less sugar could contain more calories per 100g than the original.
Alternatively, if we take a mug of coffee as shown below, you can see the differences in the number of calories per mug dependent on how you prefer to take your coffee.