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Sugar Issues

There is increasing concerne about over-reliance on sugar.  This blog is for articles concerning this serious health concern.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017  |  Editor
What are the benefits of giving up sugar?

Health bloggers and clean-eating advocates frequently extol the benefits of quitting sugar - but is it actually desirable and what are the actual benefits of limiting the amount of sugar you eat?

Entirely eradicating all sugar from your diet would be extremely difficult. You can ditch fizzy drinks, cakes and stop adding sugar to your tea, but as long as you've still got bread, milk, fruit ready meals, condiments, and a thousand other innocuous-looking foods in your shopping basket, you'll still be consuming sugar.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016  |  Editor
Sugar and other high GL foods can cause acne

A review of studies on acne and diet over the last 40 years has revealed a connection between acne and diets with a high glycaemic load (GL).

High glycaemic load foods are those which trigger a sugar rush, which stimulates insulin activity in the blood. Insulin helps the body to balance blood sugar levels, but also increases sebum production in the skin

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Thursday, 14 April 2016  |  Editor
Straight talking about sugar - can you halve your intake

The recent news story calling for fruit juice not to be included as part of the recommended ‘5-a’day’ follows calls earlier this year by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) for the average intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce rising levels of obesity.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016  |  Editor
Sugar warning for smoothies and juices

A survey released by campaigning group Action on Sugar has revealed how smoothies and fruit juices aimed at children are packed with sugar and are doing more harm than good for children’s health.

The study conducted last year showed how over a quarter of the fruit drinks tested contained more sugar than a can of Coca-Cola – a whopping 5 teaspoons per 200ml glassful!

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