Articles tagged with: carbs

March 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Carbs, low-carb, no-carb – what’s best?

March 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Carbs, low-carb, no-carb – what’s best?

Carbs provide our bodies with the energy we need to do the things we do every day as well as to run all the processes of our body. However, there’s now a whole industry and marketing effort happening around carbs, low-carb foods and no-carb diets. It’s hard to make sense of what’s a good idea and what’s just plain faddish.

28 March 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

I recently met up with an enthusiastic group of potential foragers on a cold wintry morning in Tempe, a suburb just south of the...

12 October 2016 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

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,...

8 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby