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Category: Topical Nutrition Issues

How Easy is it to Achieve the New Sugar Recommendations?

Posted on: 19th February 2016

In July 2015, a report (by ‘SACN’) was released, giving new recommendations about the maximum amount of sugar we should eat, and also increasing the amount of fibre we eat. It re-classified the sugar we want to avoid as ‘free sugars’. Free sugars include all sugars added to products by the manufacturer (e.g. shop bought ...
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Saturated Fats – Truth vs Myth

Posted on: 20th October 2015

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Last week’s blog was all about trans fats, and as promised, this post is about saturated fats. Now before I start, it’s important to point out that this post is not about demonising particular nutrients  – there is a place for everything in a balanced diet. Often, however, if you cut down on total fats, ...
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Trans fats

Posted on: 7th October 2015

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When you look at popular media, there always seems to be a new food or nutrient being demonised… fats, carbohydrate, sugar, fruit – the list goes on. However, when it comes to fats, the feedback I’ve had is that the general public are confused. Which types are ok, and which are not? Fats come in ...
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10 ‘healthy’ foods you didn’t realise contained added sugar

Posted on: 4th September 2015

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Sugar has been in the media a lot recently, and there are so many mixed messages. Just this week during the Great British Bake Off, we were informed that a cake containing honey or agave syrup as the sweetener was ‘sugar free’! Well we took social media by storm to inform the nation that this ...
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New Year, New You?

Posted on: 3rd January 2015

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Now that the Christmas indulgence is over, and you’ve seen in the New Year, you may be thinking of shaping up – losing weight and getting fitter. May I encourage you to think of the ‘New You’ as a longer term work in progress? New Years Resolutions rarely last, and can end up leaving you frustrated ...
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