That sweet white substance that has proliferated in our diets since the 70’s. Now found in almost every food product on our shelves as refined sugars or ‘natural sugar’, or in over 50 different disguises under different names. This section delves deeper into our relationship with sugar, its effects on our bodies and impact on our global health.
Foods, Cells, Insulin and Sugar
Do you really understand sugar and insulin? If you did, would you truly call sugar food?
Artificial Sweeteners: a healthy sugar substitute or a poison in different disguise?
In a sugar free world, artificial sweeteners are taking hold, but what are the consequences of eating these sugar substitutes and what do we need to consider if we wish to be healthy?
Cocaine and Chocolate, kissing cousins?
Cocaine and Chocolate are both addictive substances activating the same chemicals and pleasures systems in your brain; yet one we can buy over the counter and is socially acceptable the other is a class A drug.
Is fruit the new sugar?
Is fruit our new sugar? One woman’s experience may not be unique!
Sugar in salty food – piquant flavour or dastardly mix?
We think we decide how much sugar we eat, but we get extra sugar hidden in salty foods and nearly every drink we have. Salt and sugar mixtures give an exciting taste in the mouth – but this excitement has its price: we numb what we feel. Salt and Sugar – a dastardly mix!
My affair with agave made sugar no less sweet
Sugar is sweet by any name, how my affair with agave showed me I hadn’t changed why I was eating.
Petrol stations laden with sugar fuelled snacks, bars and nibbles resemble drug dens for sugar addicts and ‘paradise’ for over-eaters.
Petrol stations – sugarcoated and sickly-sweet are not what they used to be
Sugar – A quick fix for exhaustion. Or is it?
When we need a quick pick up, feel exhausted at the end (or the start) of a day, we reach for sugar in its many guises. Sugar sets us on a pattern of exhaustion and craving for more sugar.
Why are our service stations crack houses? And what does sugar do to the brain?
We look at the curious phenomenon of our service (petrol) stations being full to the brim with foods containing highly addictive substances.
Begin breaking the battle with the sweet poison
Is sugar (the sweet poison) leaving a bitter taste in our body as well as in the national health services around the world? This article begins to explore why we might be addicted to sugar ...