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With the South African government’s decision to implement a sugar tax, the adverse health effects of consuming too much sugar are currently in the spotlight.

According to the SA National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average South African now consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar and similar sweeteners a day – on par with global consumption, which has increased by 46% over the past 30 years.

But just how difficult is it to completely give up sugar – especially if you are a self-confessed sugar-holic?

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