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June 1, 2022

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
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May 23, 2022

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
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April 1, 2022

Sugar and sleep

Sleep is essential to health. Equally important as eating well and moving the body. But what does sleep have to do with sugar? A lot, it turns out!   The importance of sleep We need sleep for pretty much every aspect of health. This includes proper immune, metabolic, brain, and cardiovascular function, appetite regulation and … Continued
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March 30, 2022

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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March 15, 2022

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
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March 10, 2022

The eating habits of kids

Everyday 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 face of … Continued
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March 6, 2022

Healthy meal ideas for kids

Creating a meal to please kids that is also healthy can be a challenge. Children and teens can have a discerning palate and a preference for particular (often less healthy) foods. It is not surprising. We are faced with endless marketing of hyper-palatable ultra-processed and packaged foods, many of which contain added and free sugars while offering … Continued
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February 28, 2022

Sugar and kids

  Kids love sweet stuff. In fact, humans are wired to desire it.  For most of history, humans evolved to seek out sweet tastes. Finding sweet, ripe foods offered an easy energy source, therefore, an evolutionary advantage.  In the modern-day developed environment, foods high in added sugars are readily available and abundant. It is difficult … Continued
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January 10, 2022

Sugar and food choice

You are what you eat, yet what you eat can be influenced by many factors.  When attempting reduce added and free sugar intake, and eat well overall, it is useful to be aware of what may be driving your food or drink selection. The reality is, there are many of forces at play! Here are … Continued
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December 12, 2021

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
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December 1, 2021

Managing sugar overload this festive season

The festive time of year is synonymous with mountains of food. And often, mountains of sugar. While a little added sugar is okay, it is easy to go overboard! Here are a few ways to manage the intake of added sugar and support your overall health, in order to avoid the post-festivity crash that so … Continued
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November 1, 2021

Sugar and 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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