CONSUMERS are significantly underestimating how much sugar is in popular drinks, especially so-called "healthy" options such as smoothies and fruit juices, Scots scientists have claimed.
CONSUMERS are significantly underestimating how much sugar is in popular drinks, especially so-called \"healthy\" options such as smoothies and fruit juices, Scots scientists have claimed.
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More than 2000 people were questioned for a poll commissioned by Glasgow University to find out the number of teaspoons of sugar in some of the UK's most popular beverages.
They found that while those polled tended to slightly overestimate the amount of sugar in fizzy drinks such as cola, they "significantly underestimated" the sugar content of milkshakes, smoothies, fruit juices and an energy drink because they considered these as healthy options.
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