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Sugars: Types, Health Effects, Sources and Food Labeling

Sugars are simple carbohydrates that either occur in foods naturally or are added to foods and beverages during processing to give them a sweet taste or other properties. Along with starches (another form of sugar, but with a larger molecule), they provide the main source of energy to the body. In most people’s minds, sugars are synonymous with sweets, although some varieties do not taste sweet. Those that have a sweet taste often serve to […]

Does Fructose Make You Fat?

Most of us love sugar and we consume it in a variety of ways. And while we have heard about the evils of regular sugar, there is another common sweetener that is potentially even worse. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) lurks behind almost everything we eat and could be completely derailing our diet. HFCS has been linked to both type 2 diabetes and obesity and it is present in almost all soft drinks, which are […]

Tips for Healthy Eating without Dieting

The dawning of the New Year sees millions of us setting bold New Year’s resolutions. Nearly all of us will set some sort of ambitious goal, yet despite the plain fact that nine out of ten will fail. Painfully familiar will be the long-lasting favourites of getting fitter, losing weight, and adopting healthier lifestyle habits. If you are serious about these New Year’s resolutions, then do yourself a favour and forget about quick fix diets, […]