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September 13, 2017

The cost of dental diseases, thanks to sugar

Dental health and consuming too much added sugar are intrinsically linked. And the adverse impact on our pearly whites is very real and very preventable. Day-to-day, children and adults alike around the globe contend with discomfort, pain, and cost associated with dental caries, gum inflammation and losing teeth. Good dental hygiene is a must for maintaining … Continued
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September 6, 2017

Limit added sugar for super quick health benefits

Reducing intake of added sugars, especially those higher in fructose, can quickly result in significant health benefits. Keep in mind we are not talking about naturally occurring sugars in whole foods like fruit, but sugars and sweeteners added to foods and drinks, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.1 … Continued
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September 2, 2017

Are walnuts our friend for curbing cravings?

Sugar cravings can come on hard and fast. Despite the best of intentions and that almighty, yet elusive, willpower, it can be hard to resist. You have a little, which turns into a lot, and that limit of 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day has been forgotten. Well, friends, do not fret. The occasional … Continued
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August 30, 2017

What’s the added sugar limit for kids?

A follower touched base asking for advice on how much of the sweet stuff we should be feeding our kids. As a result, we thought it’d be handy to share some info on this. To begin with, it is important to remember recommendations are a limit, not a target – no one needs added sugar. … Continued
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August 23, 2017

Reduce sugar and improve overall diet!

When attempting to live a healthier lifestyle, it easy to find yourself thinking you’ve ‘fallen off the band wagon’ or that many ‘diets’ seem so extreme they look an impossible mountain to climb. When it seems so hard, why bother? Eating and living well is worthwhile for short and long-term health benefits. Think increased energy, … Continued
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August 19, 2017

Surprising places you may find added sugar

That Sugar Film showed us there are many places in our daily diet we can expect to find added sugar; many of which are surprising! Some favourite hidden hotspots for added sugar include: Sauces and dressings Flavoured yoghurts Breakfast cereals Muesli/granola bars Canned soup Bottled drinks, including juice, iced tea and flavoured milk. Worryingly, most … Continued
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August 16, 2017

Low added sugar takeaway: tips for choosing well

It is Thursday night; the end of the work week is near, and it is well and truly dinner time. You need food, pronto. Most of us enjoy the quick and tasty offerings from a local takeaway. Many also live mere minutes (or a phone call) away from a wonderful world of cuisine choice. Some … Continued
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August 9, 2017

Sugar and men’s mood

What we eat can play a part in determining our mental health. In short, food impacts mood. In recently released research, it was found men who consumed high amounts of added sugar were more likely to experience a mental disorder, such as depression or anxiety, after 5 years.1 The study, published in Nature, observed the … Continued
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August 5, 2017

Adding added sugar to Health Star Ratings

The Health Star Ratings (HSR) system, used here in Australia to determine whether a packaged food is ‘healthy’ or not, has been under a lot of scrutiny. Various factors, such as voluntary use and not accounting for the quality of the product or its ingredients, mean the product’s healthiness as indicated by the ratings is … Continued
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August 2, 2017

Quick no-added sugar breakfasts

Breakfast. Dubbed the most important meal of the day! And rightly so. Following sleep, breaking the overnight fast with foods that will nourish, not punish, the body is important. Not doing so can impact performance, mood, and cravings for unhelpful food or drink. And poor breakfast choices day in and day out can lead to … Continued
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July 30, 2017

Eating a little better each meal makes for a healthier, longer life

Whatever the reason behind it, changing what one eats and drinks can be a daunting undertaking. Perhaps this is because we have adopted an all or nothing attitude when it comes to ‘diet’. Or we become overwhelmed with counting kilojoules. Sure there are things we should limit intake of. Eating daily a stack of hotcakes, … Continued
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July 27, 2017

Sugary drinks while pregnant and weight gain in kids

Did you know what mama eats or drinks when pregnant could affect the baby in her belly when it’s out of her belly later in life? Research has found high intake of sugary foods during the third trimester may increase the risk of allergies and allergic asthma in children, and studies in animals have shown … Continued
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