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December 2, 2017

What to do when you overload on sugar

As the festive season gets into its full swing, it seems that sugar is EVERYWHERE. Never mind the stuff hiding in seemingly healthy foods. It is easy to overload on the sweet stuff, only to crash in energy and resolve soon after. Just know, you are not alone, and there are things to do to … Continued
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November 30, 2017

Kids teeth are suffering from too many sugary drinks

Of late, there has been much discussion around the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and weight gain (and it’s associated health consequences). Unfortunately, getting lost in this talk is the very real issue of poor oral health as a consequence from sipping these drinks. We reported previously on the increase of tooth extractions in … Continued
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November 30, 2017

Serious health risks associated with energy drinks

We wrote recently about the concern of energy drink consumption by kids. Since, a new mini-review looking into effects from energy drink consumption has been released. The conclusions aren’t good news for our Red Bull sipping friends. The latest review, published in Frontiers in Public Health, looked at advertised benefits, nutritional content and public health … Continued
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November 25, 2017

Soda consumption is down!

American’s are drinking less of the fizzy drink! Well, at least most. Using statistics from an on-going U.S. national health survey, a new Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health study published in the journal Obesity reveals that consumption of a sugary drink on any given day in 2003 compared to 2014 is down from 79.7% … Continued
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November 22, 2017

Healthy snacks at kids sports!

Children who eat well are set up for a multitude of health benefits, such as developing healthy bones and teeth, concentrating and learning better, and more likely to develop healthier, mature food preferences and tastes to take into adulthood. Yet sports clubs and centres, which many Australian children frequent, are becoming dens for sugar-laden junk food. … Continued
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November 18, 2017

Don’t shop when you are hungry. That’s when sugary junk foods pounce!

You’ve likely been there. At the supermarket, it is the end of the day and you are hungry. Inevitably, you reach for that little something sugary and junky to tuck into, just to get you home. According to recent research out of Johns Hopkins University, if faced with sugary or junky snacks when hungry we … Continued
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November 15, 2017

Sugary drinks and your metabolic health: a review

There is a strong correlation between too much sugary drink and weight gain. Now, according to a new review, knocking back as little as two sugary drinks per week may be enough to increase the risk for a myriad of health problems. Yikes. The review, published in Journal of the Endocrine Society, looked at 36 … Continued
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November 12, 2017

What are sugar alcohols?

There are various sweeteners on the market, some added sugars, some artificial sweeteners, some naturally sweetened with spices or whole fruit. But what about sugar alcohols? What are they, and are they something to watch out for? What are sugar alcohols? Also known as sugar replacers or polyols, sugar alcohols are a combination of sugar … Continued
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November 9, 2017

Reduce sugar content in soft drinks, and save lives

A study out of Australia has recently found 155,000 premature deaths could be avoided by simply reducing the amount of added sugars in sugary drinks.1 It could also contribute to a greater number of years living a healthier and better quality of life, and would save the health care system a truckload. Excellent! The study … Continued
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November 4, 2017

‘No added sugar’ claims not as sugar-free as they seem

You see food or drink and the packaging states ‘no added sugar’ or ‘low sugar’. Great! This means it’s healthy, right? Perhaps not, according to research out of Canada. Looking at 3,048 products, including dairy and non-dairy beverages, yoghurts, cereals, fruit drinks, salad dressings, and condiments such as fruit preserves and syrups, researchers identified 635 … Continued
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November 1, 2017

Birthday party food (with no added sugar in sight)!

A kids birthday party can be a den for sugary sweets. For most the occasional treat is okay, but parties and such occasions can result in a sugar overload. Here we have a selection of no added sugar recipe ideas perfect for a party, that don’t sub out on fun or flavour! Zucchini and feta … Continued
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October 28, 2017

Energy drinks can hurt our kids

We’ve discussed energy drinks before, and how our kids really shouldn’t touch them. But as deaths occur with overconsumption and the industry continues to push advertising and promotion of these beverages, including at community events and with endorsement by athletes, it is more important than ever to understand and educate kids and teens that this … Continued
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