Title: Reducing Dietary Sugar Intake

Key words: cereals, dairy products, beverages, fish, meat, fruit, vegetables,

Date: May 2001

Category: Special diets

Type: Article

Author: Dr M Draper


Reducing Dietary Sugar Intake

Foods To Be AvoidedCerealsCakes, sweet pastries, biscuits. Allbran. Puddings.

All breakfast cereals containing sugar eg. Frosties, CornflakesDairy ProductsFruit yoghurt, milk puddings and custards containing sugar.


All drinks containing sugar eg. lemonade, squashes, Coke, Pepsi, liqueurs, cordials.


Sugar, honey, jam, marmalade, sweets, chocolate, diabetic products containing fructose.

Foods Allowed Freely


Soda bread, Matzos, Ryvita, yeast free crispbreads, water biscuits, rice cakes, oat cakes, unsweetened plain scones, flour, rice, pasta, semolina etc. Breakfast cereals free from sugar or fruit eg. Shredded Wheat, Puffed Wheat, oats.

Dairy Foods

Eggs, milk, butter, margarine, cream, plain yoghurt, cheddar

Fish and MeatAny fish or meat or poultry not containing breadcrumbs or made up with meat or vegetable extracts.Fruit And VegetablesPermitted fruit must be well washed or preferably, peeled. Freshly squeezed fruit juices. All permitted vegetables, salads, potatoes.


Freshly squeezed fruit juices. Diet drinks not containing fruit, tea, coffee, cocoa.


Salt, pepper, herbs, spices, garlic, lemon juice, artificial sweeteners eg. Nutrasweet, Aspartame, Saccharin, Sorbital. Check that granular artificial sweeteners do not also contain some type of sugar.