Guidelines suggest men shouldn’t consume more than eight teaspoons (32g) of sugar a day or women six teaspoons (24g) a day.
Luckily, as Prosecco lovers we are quaffing one of the lowerer sugar content drinks, with a quarter of a teaspoon of sugar per glass.
Here’s a league table of sugar content (figure shown is the number of teaspoons):
Pint of Guinness or stout - 5
Pint of premium lager - 3.5
568ml bottle of Magners pear cider - 8.5
Pint of Strongbow dry cider - 3.5
175ml glass of mulled wine - 11
175ml glass of medium sweet wine - 2.5
Vodka and Red Bull - 7
Gin and tonic - 5.5
Vodka and Coca Cola - 6.5
Sambuca shot - 4
Amaretto shot - 4
50ml glass of Baileys - 2.5
50ml glass of Port - 3
50ml glass of sweet sherry - 2
Smirnoff Ice - 7.5
Barcardi Breezer - 5.25
Interesting reading, and a good reason to stick to the sparkles!