Here’s a shocker: The Australian Health Survey found that in 2011-2012, Australians were consuming an average of 60g of sugars each day, or the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar. This is well in excess of what the World Health Organisation recommends our sugar consumption should be about 25g or six teaspoons per day.
Now, evidence shows sugar can do even more damage than previously thought, setting you up for poor oral health, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Unfortunately weaning yourself from sugar can be daunting. Sugar hides in many foods and it provides a nearly addictive buzz, thanks to a surge of the neurotransmitter dopamine it causes in your body.