• Food to avoid: five bad ingredients you eat every day

48 teaspoons of sugar

While many of us make a conscious effort to limit the amount of sugar in our diets, research has shown that even if you steer clear of obvious sources of sugar such as desserts and chocolate, you may still be eating well over the recommended maximum sugar intake. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, food companies have been increasing the sugar content of processed foods to make them more appetising, meaning that many are unaware of just how much they are eating. The study showed that some of us are unknowingly eating up to 46 teaspoons a day, increasing risk of health conditions including heart disease.

Jan 14, 2013

Food to avoid: five bad ingredients you eat every day

While reading food labels is helpful for identifying what ingredients have gone into your food, there are some things you won’t see listed on packages but which most of us eat every day. Check out these five shocking things we unknowingly eat.