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The perils of marketing sugar free beverages as ‘healthy’

Obesity is a worldwide pandemic. A quarter of all adults in the UK are currently considered obese, and terrifyingly one in five children between the ages of 10 and 11 are also in the obese category. 1,297 more words


“Sugar free”

Demystifying the “sugar free” buzzword

My Feature Published in Shifa News Magazine, March 2017 edition

Sugary foods especially ‘meethai’ (sweets) are rich part of our tradition and culture. 1,377 more words


From Mother to Baby: 'Secondhand Sugars' Can Pass Through Breast Milk

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes.

A new study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC indicates that a sugar called fructose is passed from mother to infant through breast milk. 918 more words


A cook and baker’s view on non-sugar sweeteners

I know there are many people out there that are dead-set against using non-sugar sweeteners. And some research on select non-sugar sweeteners support (or at least used to support) such opposition. 1,052 more words


Trust Your Gut: Tish's Story; Part 3

Trust Your Gut is a series of stories about real people with weight issues, and complications arising from those issues.  It will explain what the person is facing, what their options are, what they have decided to do to take action, and why they chose the path they are on.   1,271 more words

Sugar, Honey and Other Sweeteners

There are a lot different types of sugars to be found.  Fructose is the primary sugar in fruit and honey; maltose is one of the sugars in malted grains; pimentose is found in olives, and sucrose is what we know as granulated or table sugar.  2,298 more words


Do I really need to eat 'clean' to lose body mass?

Clean eating, is it required?

Recently I have seen a number of posts around ‘clean eating’ and it seems to have crept back out of the woodwork once again. 1,227 more words

Body Composition