Speaking to Express.co.uk, Nutritional Advisor at Bio-Kult, Claire Barnes, explained: “There is evidence to suggest that increased intake of sugar is associated with an increase in body weight and according to a World Health Organisation review of clinical trials, a reduction in free sugar intake (sugar added to foods and beverages and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates) reduces body weight.”
The expert added that sugar isn’t the only factor to weight gain, the total calories eaten per day is also a contributing factor.
Claire said: “Therefore a number of drivers need to be addressed when looking at weight gain, such as unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, mood disorders, etc. In the long-term, making sustainable healthy lifestyle choices may be more appropriate for weight loss, rather than simply cutting out sugar.”
With sugar being in nearly all foods, is it bad to eat too much sugar?