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A new milk available in Woolworths helps reduce your sugar intake by 1.7kg per year

This one supermarket swap that will shave 1.7 KILOS (and 400 teaspoons) of sugar from your diet – and you might be surprised

  • Data shows Aussies want to reduce sugar from their diet but don’t know how to
  • Opting for a different milk can reduce your sugar consumption by 1.7kg per year
  • Australian company ReMilk has made a dairy milk containing a less sugar
  • One carton retails for $3.20 and can be bought from selected Woolworths stores

Switching out the type of dairy milk you consume could help reduce your sugar consumption by 1.7kg per year – which equates to 400 teaspoons. 

Milk is a household staple for millions of Australians, though few realise the dairy product can be high in refined sugars.

Research conducted by Nature and commissioned by ReMilk shows that two in three (65 per cent) Australians want to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet, however, 62 per cent of us aren’t aware that dairy milk contains naturally occurring sugar.

To provide health-conscious customers with a suitable alternative, Australian company ReMilk has made a dairy milk containing half the amount of sugar. 

Milk is a household staple for millions of Australians, though few realise the dairy product can be high in refined sugars. Australian company ReMilk has made a dairy milk containing half the amount of sugar

ReMilk is made with less sugar and more protein, while also providing the same delicious taste of regular milk.

The $3.20 product is lactose free and can be easier to digest than full-cream dairy milk.

Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian, Simone Austin, said: ‘Over the last decade many Australians have swapped dairy milk for plant-based alternatives, however this isn’t a like for like nutritional swap. 

‘Dairy milk is one of the best natural sources of calcium, which is important as over half of all Aussies aged two years and above consume inadequate levels of calcium from food sources. 

‘ReMilk provides a choice with the same amount of calcium as regular dairy milk, but with more protein and half the sugar, which is great for Aussies looking for lower sugar options.’

ReMilk is made with less sugar and more protein, while also providing the same delicious taste of regular milk

ReMilk is made with less sugar and more protein, while also providing the same delicious taste of regular milk

Research conducted by Nature and commissioned by ReMilk shows that two in three (65 per cent) Australians want to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet, however, 62 per cent of us aren't aware that dairy milk contains naturally occurring sugar

Research conducted by Nature and commissioned by ReMilk shows that two in three (65 per cent) Australians want to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet, however, 62 per cent of us aren’t aware that dairy milk contains naturally occurring sugar

Co-founder and joint CEO at Made, Luke Marget, said: ‘We are very excited to be providing a dairy milk innovation to Aussies with the launch of ReMilk. 

‘With half the sugar, more protein and all the nutrients of regular milk, ReMilk is helping Aussies reduce the amount of sugar in their diet while providing the same great taste of regular milk.

ReMilk is available in a 1L carton in both full cream and light options at selected Woolworths retailers across Australia.

Other simple ways to reduce your sugar intake include switching soft drinks out for water and choosing vegetable juice instead of a fruit juice. 

How to reduce your sugar intake:

Switch from soft drinks to still or sparkling water 

Avoid sugary desserts and eat fruit instead 

Avoid sauces with added sugar

Compare food labels and choose products with the lowest amounts of added sugars

Have a vegetable juice instead of a fruit juice 

Choose extracts (such as vanilla extract) when baking 

Source: Healthline 

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