Carbs, sugars & fibres

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 syrup and coconut sugar – all trendy alternative sugars that appear on ingredient lists of muesli bars, muffins, cake mixes and bliss balls. There are more and more of them and they’re often used to disguise the total amount of sugar present and to make a food appear more healthy than it actually is. Think “Health Halo” gone beserk. Here are all the...

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

Kfibre: sugarcane’s little known, healthier cousin

Kfibre: sugarcane’s little known, healthier cousin

Can you really get something healthy from a plant that produces something unhealthy? It appears so. An Australian company has found a...

27 January 2016 by Guest post

Q. How much sugar is OK in flavoured yoghurt?

Q. How much sugar is OK in flavoured yoghurt?

The question in full: Q. Aside from plain yoghurt, which of the non-plain types would you suggest ? All the ones I have looked at...

25 November 2015 by Catherine Saxelby