Additives & labels

Does skim milk have more sugar than full-fat milk?

Does skim milk have more sugar than full-fat milk?

A friend told me that she’s stopped drinking skim milk because it has “added sugar”. She’s gone back to the full-cream milk she once drank as a kid growing up. My first thought was "Whoa! Fresh plain milk doesn’t contain any added sugar unless you’re drinking a carton of flavoured milk like chocolate milk or strawberry milk."

7 September 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Apple products – are they still good for you?

Apple products – are they still good for you?

Processing is getting a bad rap in the news but it really isn’t all bad. The general rule of thumb is that the more processed a...

3 August 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Nutrition labelling on beers

Nutrition labelling on beers

In the past, there was no way to tell how much carb, sugar and kilojoules were in your favourite beer. Now it’s easy! You just...

20 July 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

48 shades of hidden sugars!

48 shades of hidden sugars!

Sugars. These days, it’s not just white sugar you have to worry about. It’s agave, rice malt syrup, panela, high-fructose corn...

6 July 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Country of Origin Food Labels

Country of Origin Food Labels

We told you all about the new Country of Origin Food Labels in the May Newsletter but in case you didn't recieve the Newsletter...

10 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Discretionary food overload?

Discretionary food overload?

Basically discretionary = junk. Everyone knows that ‘junk foods’ like sweet biscuits, cakes, pies, pasties, chips, crisps, pizza,...

8 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby