The Health Promotion Board is wants to cut down Singaporeans’ sugar intake by 25 per cent by 2020, and not without good reasons - especially when popular savoury food like mee siam has more sugar than most realise. So how much sugar should you consume? Nine to 11 teaspoons (45g to 55g) a day, without exceeding three teaspoons (15g) per meal, says Wenny Yee, a nutritionist from Eat Right Nutrition Consultancy. If you think you only have to cut down on your fave soft drinks (a 330ml can of Coca-Cola has seven teaspoons of sugar) or ice-cream (a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream contains five teaspoons of sugar), you’re wrong. It’s not just these usual suspects that you should be wary of — there’s more sugar hidden in your favourite hawker dishes than you’d like to think. 

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