For a few, the possibility of drinking tea without sugar may send shivers down their spine.
But according to a science, a spoonful of the sweet stuff isn’t necessary for a enjoyable cuppa.
In any event, that was the aftereffect of a month-long analysis by analysts from University College London and the University of Leeds, who analyzed the tea-drinking propensities for 64 men who ordinarily drank theirs sweetened with sugar.
Members were asked to either quit adding sugar to their tea overnight, step by step decrease the measure of sugar they included, or keep drinking improved tea as a control gathering.
Following a month, the analysts found that the individuals who either decreased or quit devouring sugar through and through were as yet ready to make the most of their beverage.
The study’s authors concluded: “Excess sugar intake is a public health problem and sugar in beverages contributes substantially to total intake.
“Reducing sugar intake from beverages may therefore help to reduce overall consumption.”
“Decreasing sugar admission from refreshments may in this way help to lessen in general utilization.”
While the authors said a larger trial was needed in order to confirm the findings, the added that similar tests could be conducted to reduce sugar intake in other beverages, such as squash.
The team displayed their discoveries, which have been peer-assessed by meeting authorities, at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow on Sunday.
Britons expend 700g of sugar every week, which, as indicated by the NHS, compares to a normal of 140 teaspoons for each individual. This far surpasses the suggested day by day remittance, which surmounts to 210g every week at 30g/day.
Consuming an excessive amount of sugar can cause tooth decay and weight gain.
Tam Fry, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said: “Cutting down on table sugar is a very good idea. We get all the sugar we need from other food sources and the researchers’ findings should come as no surprise.
“Reducing the sugar gradually, allowing the taste buds to become acclimatised to the new formula, might be less of a sudden shock to the system but, as the study reports, the end result is the same.
“The bigger trial suggested by the authors may not be necessary either: one of the successes of the imposition of the sugary drinks levy a year ago is that people have already given up drinking six-packs of substantially sweetened colas and switched to buying more of the zero-sugar brands.”