That Sugar Movement


January 2, 2024

Sugar and food choice

You are what you eat, yet what you eat can be influenced by many factors.  When attempting to reduce added and free sugar intake and eat well overall, being aware of what may be driving your food or drink selection is helpful. The reality is there are many forces at play! Here are some factors … Continued
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November 6, 2023

Just eat real food

We love food. LOVE it! However, knowing what food is good for us, what is not-so-good for us, and all in between can lead us to wade into the messy waters of dietary wars, leaving us confused, overwhelmed and deflated. Fortunately, there are professionals who can investigate such conundrums for us, and it seems we … Continued
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October 18, 2023

Sugar and the microbiome

The gut microbiome. You’ve probably heard of it. It is the community of trillions of microbiota (also called microbes or microorganisms) residing in the intestinal tract, their genes, and the products they produce. The microbes coexist with us so we can function. Amazing.  The composition of different bug populations residing in the gut can change … Continued
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September 15, 2023

Sugar & 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 apparent sweet stuff, such as cakes, soft … Continued
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August 18, 2023

Sugar & the liver

Less loved or glamorous than other organs in the body, we feel the liver is due more attention and respect! The liver undertakes numerous physiological processes (over 500 vital functions!) to keep the body healthy, including storing glucose to be later used for energy; producing bile for fat breakdown and utilising fat-soluble vitamins; forming proteins … Continued
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July 20, 2023

Beating brain fog

Brain down. Cannot compute. Error alert. System failure. Oh, of course! It’s 3 pm! Better have me some Coke and Cadbury to power through this fog that has descended upon my brain because I just can’t think. Sound familiar? You are not alone. So what does it mean when you feel the cloud settle over the … Continued
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June 24, 2023

Mindful & mindless eating – why it matters

Ever reached for a box of cookies even though you weren’t hungry or feeling anxious or a little down? Or sitting at your desk at work, nibbling on a couple of squares of chocolate, then before you knew it, you had demolished the whole block? Eating mindlessly plagues many of us and, unsurprisingly, can result … Continued
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June 17, 2023

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
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June 10, 2023

Whole vs ultra-processed foods

To eat for health, we are often guided by what to exclude or restrict. The problem is, with all the dietary ideas, recommendations, and advice out there, the counting and restrictions can feel overwhelming. We suggest flipping the focus and trying a simpler approach to healthy eating: focus on what to include. These being mostly whole and minimally processed foods, … Continued
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June 3, 2023

Hotspots for added sugar

Identifying added and free sugars by learning how to read labels takes a little practice, though worth doing. By building awareness of where and how much added sugar is hiding in food and drink, we are less likely to overconsume. This is important as too much of the sweet stuff increases the risk for tooth decay, type 2 … Continued
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May 28, 2023

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 serving of added sugars.   However, the sweet stuff can creep into everyday foods without us realising it, even in products that appear ‘healthy’. It is easy to over-consume, and … Continued
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May 3, 2023

The eating habits of kids

Every day we are exposed to ultra-processed packaged food and drink that is fancy looking, hyper-palatable, super-cheap, and easily accessible. And generally unhealthy. Whether online, on the TV, at school, on public transport, or at the weekend sporting match, it is hard to avoid the temptation of such offerings by the “Big Food” industry.  In the … Continued
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