Low-glycemic foodstuffs such as bread and rice are now exempt from the tax on sugar.
But there is still a limit to how much sugar you can eat.
How much sugar can I eat?
A sugar tax is imposed by the European Union on foodstamps, which allow low-income households to pay for items like school lunches.
The amount of sugar can be capped at 15 per cent of the price.
The EU also imposes a 10 per cent duty on imported sugar, but it’s only on food items like biscuits, bread, and cereals.
What can I avoid if I have a sugar intolerance?
Avoid eating large amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages, and avoid eating sugary processed foods.
The US has a similar sugar tax.
Other countries including the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, and Sweden also impose a similar levy.
If you have a high sugar intake, it’s advisable to limit how much you eat.
A sugar-free diet, where sugar-laden snacks are avoided, can also help you cut down on your sugar intake.
The UK has been following a similar approach in recent years.
A recent survey by the Royal College of Physicians found that the majority of UK adults and young people have been overweight or obese.
What should I do if I am a parent?
There are several different approaches to managing sugar intake when you have diabetes, including eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and reducing the amount of sweets and sweeteners you eat at meal times.
These strategies can help you manage your sugar needs.