Tesco cuts sugar in soft drinks

Bottles of soft drinks

Tesco has reduced the sugar content in more of its own-brand soft drinks, meaning its entire 251-strong range contains less than 5g of sugar per 100ml.

The supermarket giant says as a result of the reductions, its average customer is now consuming over 20 per cent less sugar from own-brand soft drinks than in 2011.

"Helping customers lead healthier lives by reducing sugar in its own brand soft drinks is a welcome move by Tesco. Similar action from other manufacturers and retailers to make products lower in sugar, saturated fat and salt is vital to tackle rising rates of obesity in the UK," comments Chris Askew, CEO of Diabetes UK, on the announcement.

"Making the healthy choice the easy choice for all of us will help to tackle the rapidly rising number of people developing Type 2 diabetes."