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Health benefits of reducing added sugar

There are various concerns for health following excessive and persistent added sugar consumption. In That Sugar Film, we saw the effect it had on Damon in as little as 60 days, and that was consuming seemingly “healthy” foods! The risk for developing such health conditions, including excessive weight gain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and more, … Continued

Sugar swaps!

Sugar is added to a lot of our everyday packaged food and drink. This includes seemingly healthy foods, such as muesli bars, fruit-flavoured yoghurt and store-bought muffins, and those convenient foods we turn to when low on time and energy, such as instant soup and cereal. Without the need to whip up elaborate meals throughout … Continued

How to read labels for added sugar

Most Aussies are consuming too much added and free sugar. Recommendations are to limit daily intake to 6 teaspoons (25g), yet some are having at least 38 teaspoons of free sugars per day! Too much added and free sugar can lead to short- and long-term health concerns, so it is important to keep intake in … Continued

Top tips for reducing added sugar

Without question, if you are tucking into a tub of Häagen-Dazs, a packet of Skittles, or a slice of pavlova, you are consuming a hefty serve of added sugars.   However, the sweet stuff can creep into everyday foods without us realising, even in products that appear ‘healthy’. It is easy to over consume and our palates … Continued

Eat a little better each meal for a healthier, longer life

Changing dietary habits can be hard, regardless of what motivates one to do so. Perhaps this is because we have adopted an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to ‘diet’, which can be difficult to maintain. Or we rely on willpower alone. This is near impossible. Or we become overwhelmed with counting every kilojoule, despite there … Continued

No added sugar Easter alternatives!

Easter is here, friends! And with it, supermarket aisles of coloured foil and bunny-themed, sugar-laden sweets. It is a festive time of year, and a chocolate Easter egg for the kids as part of the fun can be okay. What we don’t need is our kids partaking in a mountain of chocolate and other sugared-up … Continued

What to do when you overload on sugar

While a little added or free sugar is okay for most, come the festive season we are often bombarded with excessive offerings of the sugary stuff. In addition to what is already hiding in everyday and seemingly ‘healthy’ foods, at this time of the year – with gatherings, supermarkets, and gifts brimming with sweetened food … Continued

Managing sugar overload this festive season

In times where social distancing, lockdowns, and Zoom hangs have become the new normal, typical holiday and Christmas activities and gatherings may look different. What mightn’t change is the mountain of sugar you find yourself exposed to. While a little added sugar is okay, it can be easy to go overboard! Here are a few … Continued

Happy (and healthier) Halloween!

What might be the scariest part of Halloween? That this “trick or treat” occasion is now synonymous with gathering hordes of sugary junk foods. While a little added sugar is okay for most, on special occasion days – such as Halloween – kids can end up with a huge cache and easily overconsume the sweet … Continued

Sugar and the heart

We are well aware that too much added and free sugar isn’t great for health, impacting mood, energy, the liver, and also the health of your heart. In fact, research has found that those who consume at least 15% of their daily energy from sugar – found in the obviously sweet stuff, such as cakes, soft … Continued

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