Articles tagged with: sugar

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Are ‘naturally sugar-free’ soft drinks actually natural?

A while back, I asked my readers what you were most interested in knowing about. Some of you wrote back asking about sugar-free soft drinks such as Nexba, which is sweetened with erythritol and stevia. This combo is also the sweetener in no-added-sugar cordials, yoghurts, biscuits, fruit juice drinks, confectionery, sauces and other foods. The emails asked something along the lines of: ‘I was wondering if this is a wanky factor. Is the sweetener made in a lab or is it safe to enjoy?? ...

8 September 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Tonic water – better for you than other soft drinks, or not?

I often get asked questions about tonic water. The most common goes something like this… “I like to drink tonic water at night. I...

17 March 2021 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