Supermarkets Selling "Healthy" Juice Drinks With More Sugar Than Coke

By Gary Cutlack on at

The bizarre trend of forcing as much sugar as possible into our children is being led by the supermarkets, with Tesco offering one brand of banana and apple smoothie that contains a disastrous 16.1g of sugar per 100ml.

Health campaign group Action on Sugar surveyed over 200 supposedly healthy fruit drinks, finding that over a quarter of them actually had as much or more sugar in them per 100ml than sugar consumption bellwether Coca Cola, despite being marketed as safe, healthy options for kids.

Action on Sugar chairman Professor Graham MacGregor said: "It is a complete scandal that these drinks are marketed to children and parents as if they are 'healthy'; this has to stop." [Independent]

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