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Sugar

Food & nutrition
November 22, 2015

How healthy are artificial sweeteners, actually?

It tastes like sugar, but without the calories…sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that’s exactly the case! Marketing has misled us for decades and it’s time for you to hear the bitter-sweet truth about non-nutritive sweeteners. (more…)
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High Blood Pressure
June 26, 2015

Sugar or salt? Which is the worst villain?

“Stop! Don’t add any sugar or salt to your food – they’re both bad for you!” Ah yes, the 2 health villains you’ve heard so much about! They both give your body a hard time, but is one more dangerous than the other? It’s time to put them under the spotlight. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
April 21, 2015

6 Reasons why you should avoid refined sugar

Refined sugar (the kind you find in cakes, sweets, and in your sugar bowl) may be one of the most pointless foods out there. Why? Sure, it tastes good, but all those calories are “empty”! Refined sugar gives you a sudden energy boost, but without any of the important goods, such as vitamins and minerals. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 14, 2014

Foods that hide sugar

Are you trying hard to cut back on salt and fat in your diet? Hold on for a second – your salt-free and low-fat foods might be harbouring high amounts of sugar, which can be just as bad for your body. This is because fat and salt add a lot of flavour to food, and when you take them out, you need to replace them with something. Most of the time, that replacement is sugar. Got your attention now? While we have it, take a look at the top 4 foods that contain hidden sugar. If you’re ever in doubt,…
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Food & nutrition
December 21, 2013

Can diet drinks make you fat?

Soft drinks are bad news, we all know it, but if you’re going to have one then a sugar-free version is fine, right? Not quite. Before you reach for your next diet soft drink, here are the top 4 things you need to know about what you’re drinking: (more…)
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