Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are the three main nutrients in food that provide us with energy. Sugars belong to the carbohydrate family and occur naturally in a wide range of foods including fruits, vegetables, milk products and honey. Tate & Lyle sugar is made from natural sugar cane and is in the form of sucrose, a carbohydrate.
Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet and provide energy for arguably the most important part of the human body, the brain. Carbohydrates should make up at least half of our daily calorie intake and sugars are a way of contributing to this, as each teaspoon of sugar contains on average 16kcal of energy.
Sugar can be enjoyed as part of a healthy and varied diet, providing you follow an active lifestyle and eat a balanced diet rich in a wide range of foods.