Many staple foods have as much as twice the amount of sugar in them compared to 30 years ago. Among those foods are breakfast cereals, wholemeal bread and soups.
Experts warn that the trend is likely to get worse as sugar prices drop.
(dailymail.co.uk reports) “increased sugar in our diets will lead to higher levels of tooth decay and result in more people than ever before becoming diabetic.
Scientists have also said increased sugar levels are a major reason for soaring obesity rates in the UK, particularly when it comes to sugar-thirsty children.
While the Government and health watchdogs have focused on encouraging people and food companies to cut down on the amount of salt the nation consumes, sugar levels have gone up almost unchecked by comparison.”