Carbs, sugars & fibres

WHO Sugar Guideline 2015: What does it mean for you?

WHO Sugar Guideline 2015: What does it mean for you?

You’ve probably seen the barrage of sugar-free recipes springing up all over the Internet recently. Or even read some of the extreme views from some of their more famous converts. But should you quit sugar completely? Or is a small amount okay to include as part of a balanced diet? The World Health Organisation (WHO) has weighed into this debate by releasing their latest guidelines regarding sugar intake, some 13 years after their first report. Let’s see if anything has changed…

11 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

What exactly is panela?

What exactly is panela?

I keep hearing about panela and seeing packets of soft brown, sand-like crystals sold in health food stores like About Life in...

8 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Coconut sugar

Coconut sugar

Hardly a week passes without my being asked about coconut. Coconut fat, coconut water, coconut yoghurt and lately coconut sugar. Is...

10 December 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?

What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?

GI stands for Glycaemic Index and GL, Glycaemic Load. These two terms can be confusing. GI seems to have been around for ages and...

27 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Sugar – the WHO and the what

Sugar – the WHO and the what

Recently there has been a flurry of media attention on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Sugars Guideline. So what is it?...

19 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

How much whole grain should you eat ?

How much whole grain should you eat ?

It’s no secret that whole grain and high-fibre breads, cereals and grains are what we should be eating. We know they boast plenty...

21 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby