Oh Sugar! Your Breakfast Is A LOT Sweeter Than You Thought.

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day but which breakfast treat is the most unhealthy of them all?

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Your alarm goes off at 7am, you need to get the kids ready and be at work for 9am.

You need a breakfast that's quick, easy and tasty, not to mention a caffeine fix on the commute for that much needed pick me up.

Which breakfast do you reach for? 

Do you make the kids a 'healthy' bowl of granola with plain yogurt, whilst you whizz up a quick smoothie before grabbing a granola bar on the way to the car?

Oh and let's not forget that quick pit stop in your local Starbucks for a caramel macchiato (with shot of vanilla syrup for good measure) before dashing to your office desk.

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If this is you, you could be eating as much as 18 cubes of sugar, which is pretty much your ENTIRE daily sugar allowance in one sitting!    

A new study by AXA shows that a seemingly innocent blueberry and blackcurrant smoothie has up to 9.7 cubes of sugar, which totals the 30 grams recommended for your daily sugar intake. 

In fact, fruit smoothies came second on the list of sugary treats, after a Caramel Macchiato which weighs in at a whopping 14.2 sugar cubes, approximately 45 g of sugar 

If you're likely to give your tots a bowl of granola with honey and yogurt for breakfast, then you may be surprised to know this also contains as much as 8.6 cubes of sugar! 

That's approximately 25 g of sugar and equates to 5 percent of the recommended calorie intake for children 11 years and older! 

In fact such 'healthy' breakfast favourites have been revealed to have more sugar than baked goods such as almond croissants and pan au chocolat!

So which breakfast will YOU be reaching for from now on?