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Sugar: Can you separate the fact from fiction in our quiz?

Test yourself with our sugar-themed teaser 

Kashmira Gander
Wednesday 23 March 2016 16:18 GMT

Sugar has been thrust into the spotlight as the latest substance to avoid consuming to protect your health, joining the ranks of tobacco and saturated fat.

Eating too much sugar has been linked to serious conditions including obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, prompting campaigners to urge politicians to introduce a tax on sugar.

The 2016 Budget saw Chancellor George Osborne buckle to pressure and announce that soft drinks companies would be taxed for producing beverages high in sugar.

The measure, which will come into force in two years, will put soft drinks into two bands: one for products containing 5g of sugar and above per 100ml, and one for those with 8g per 100ml.

The levy will be imposed at a rate of 18p or 24p per litre, respectively, according to which band the drink falls into.

In light of all the attention sugar is receiving, test how much you know about it with our quiz below.

How did you do? Let us know in the comments below.

If you are still confused about how much sugar to consume, remember that the NHS advises adults not to eat more than 30g of free sugars - those which are added to food and drink - a day.

This amounts to around seven sugar cubes. Children should meanwhile eat no more than 19g a day.

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