Limit fruit juice once a day to control sugar

Love fruit juice daily in the morning? Limit the glass to once a day because of its high sugar content, re-searchers from the British government’s ‘National Diet and Nutrition Survey’ have warned.Young people aged 11 to 19 are consuming, on aver-age, 47 per cent too much sugar from fruit juices, soft drinks, cereal bars, biscuits and cakes, health experts said.“Fruit juice should only be drunk once a day and with a meal because it can be high in sugar,” said Alison Ted-stone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, the Government agency that released the survey.Only 10 percent of teenage boys and 7 per cent of teen-age girls manage to get their five portions of fruits and vegetables a day, the find-ings added.The report showed that children aged 10 and under exceed the recommended daily limit of sugar by 34 per cent.The survey, which involved 4,000 adults and children be-tween 2008 and 2012, says 48 percent of men and women have above-normal levels of cholesterol, putting them at higher risk of heart disease and strokes.“This study paints a clear picture that too many peo-ple, especially children, are not eating healthily enough,” Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the Brit-ish Heart Foundation, was quoted as saying in media reports.