Carbs, sugars & fibres

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 coconut sugar more natural and healthier? Is it a better-for-you alternative to brown sugar refined from cane? Is its GI lower than ordinary cane sugar? Is it really low in fructose? Here’s what I discovered.

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

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give...

18 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Forget white bread and white rice. Whole grains are what we should be eating - something your grandmother would have told you!...

16 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby