Additives & labels

Seven additives you don’t need to worry about

Seven additives you don’t need to worry about

If you are serious about a healthy diet then you probably check your food labels for additives. As a rule, acidity regulators, emulsifiers, gums, thickening agents and natural colours are mostly harmless and on my OK list. Here are seven additives that are harmless or even good for you. Surprised?

31 August 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Don’t be fooled by LabelSpeak; learn to Crack the Code! New eCourse

Don’t be fooled by LabelSpeak; learn to Crack the Code! New eCourse

If something says “All Natural” or "No Artificial Colours and Preservatives” does that mean it’s good for you? Not...

5 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

7 September 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Apples - fresh, dried, puree or juice – are they still good for you?

Apples - fresh, dried, puree or juice – 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