Carbs, sugars & fibres

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

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

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

Product review:  Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

Product review: Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

Do you prefer jam or fruit spread on your pikelets or scones? Is fruit spread a healthier choice than plain ol’ jam? It certainly...

27 April 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

I-Spy Hidden Sugar! The unsavoury truth of savoury sauces

I-Spy Hidden Sugar! The unsavoury truth of savoury sauces

Tomato, barbecue, chilli, mustard, horseradish. We all love a slurp of sauce and it’s so easy with store-bought brands as you just...

20 April 2016 by Catherine Saxelby