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Sugar is in everything - so it’s not surprising that the average UK person eats more than the daily 25 grammes recommendation.

Giving up sugar takes a lot of willpower, but for the few that brave it, there are numerous health benefits.

Food lovers, Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, who founded Hemsley + Hemsley, cook food free of refined sugar. They told indy100:

By cutting out refined sugars you'll also be cutting down on a lot of other refined and processed foods.

Since we've stuck to minimal amounts of more whole and natural sweeteners, we've had better energy, better sleep and we've lost the sweet tooth that used to control us!

Here’s seven reasons, in case you need convincing:

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