That Sugar Movement


December 4, 2015

New cases of type 2 diabetes finally on the decline

It seems that the health message is starting to get through to our friends over in the USA with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that rates of new cases of type 2 diabetes have fallen. According to researchers, the rate of new cases in the USA fell by about a fifth from … Continued
Read More
December 3, 2015

Kicking the habit: 6 ways to remove added-sugar from your diet

There’s still a lot of confusion about the difference between added sugar and naturally-occurring sugar. Unfortunately the way products are labeled and advertised does not help clear up this confusion. A new article about the topic quotes American sugar scientist, Dr. Laura Schmidt as saying: “If we can all get ourselves off the sugary drinks, … Continued
Read More
December 2, 2015

The rise of kale (and some alternative uses for it)

Kale. A life giving vegetable that has often been associated with hipsters and yogis  is now dominating the aisles of most supermarkets around the world. We’re always talking about it. We’re juicing it. We’re sprinkling it over our salads. We’re even crisping it up in the oven and making chips out of it. So what’s the fuss … Continued
Read More
December 1, 2015

British MPs back sugar tax

Some good news over in the UK with a cross-party group of MPs having just released a report that recommends a tax on sugar. They believe there is now “compelling evidence” that it would reduce sugar consumption. The report says “bold and urgent” action needs to be taken to tackle childhood obesity in England. The report also proposes restrictions on … Continued
Read More
November 28, 2015

Gliding away from sugar

For decades, captive gliders have been fed the same mixture of honey and rice cereal in zoos and wildlife parks around the world, but that’s now changing. Why? Because honey mixed with rice cereal isn’t doing any wonders for their health. In fact, according to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, the high-sugar diet of … Continued
Read More
November 24, 2015

The Landmark Low Carb Studies

In the month of October 2015, two very important meta analysis studies were done comparing low fat and low carbohydrate diets. One done by the Lancet looked at 53 studies since the 1960s, featured 68,000 people and found that overall there were more benefits to the low carbohydrate diet when it came to weight loss. … Continued
Read More
November 20, 2015

Precious pomegranates

Have you ever thought about how much pomegranate seeds look like little red gemstones? In nutritional terms – they really are precious! In fact, some health experts say that pomegranates are the jewels in the fruit crown and we’re going to tell you why…. Pomegranates have seeds called arils (a great stat for trivia night) … Continued
Read More
November 18, 2015

Healthy breakfasts, healthy pupils

Some keys points of the article: The Cardiff University study asked 5,000 nine to 11-year-olds to list what they ate in 24 hours. The study involved more than 100 primary schools in Wales and was built on research started 10 years ago. Lead author Hannah Littlecott, from Cardiff University, said the odds of achieving above average … Continued
Read More
November 15, 2015

Cardiologist take on fat and sugar

    Our good friend, the UK cardiologist and member of Action on Sugar has written a fantastic piece in Men’s Health magazine about his stance on sugar and fat. Here are the key points:   I breakfasted on a three egg omelette cooked in coconut oil, with a whole milk coffee. I enjoyed a wedge … Continued
Read More
October 28, 2015

An important study on sugar, calories and obese children’s health

This is one of the most important studies on sugar, calories and children’s health to date. It was conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco and Touro University California. The key points are: The study indicates that calories are not created equal; sugar and fructose are particularly dangerous. Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories … Continued
Read More
October 26, 2015

A UK push for tax on sugary drinks

Here are the key points of an article on the topic that appeared today: The UK public health body is calling for a 10-20 per cent tax on sugary drinks which are the main single source of sugar for school-aged children. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has thrown his weight behind the cause, publishing a “Sugar … Continued
Read More
October 23, 2015

Artificial vs ‘Real’ Sugar: which is better?

Recently a number of professionals have weighed in on the artificial vs. real sugar debate, which has been circling since the early 2000s. A recent article brought together a range perspectives to the complex discussion. Key points are below Paediatrics professor Dr. Aaron E. Carroll has gone through significant studies on the effects of artificial sweeteners on … Continued
Read More

Content Unavailable

We're sorry this content is only available to users in Australia and New Zealand.

Back to home
That Sugar Movement