Article by Emily White
I recently read a fantastic article by James Krieger which has spurred me to write this post. It is titled ‘No, you’re not addicted to sugar’ and is a great read. You can read this article here where it goes deep into the reasons why sugar is not addictive.
Historically as a society, we are great at attributing the obesity epidemic to one variable.
There was fat in the 80’s, carbohydrates in the 90’s (and again now), and sugar more recently. We believe that by isolating and removing one group, we will ‘cure’ obesity. However, this is simply not the case. None of these interventions have curbed obesity at a population level. For example, a recent paper showed that when the Australian population made a significant reduction in its sugar consumption, there was no effect or reduction in obesity.
I am not saying that sugar is not harmful in large quantities, I am simply saying it is not addictive.
Post by Emily White
Refined sugar is bad for you. Fact. There is no debate there. So when people are looking for a healthier alternative to sweeten their food, stevia appears to be a good option. It has become increasingly popular over the last few years and recently even Coco-Cola has jumped on the bandwagon. Now, I am not condoning Coke in any way, shape or form however you know that when Coca-Cola is doing it, it is a fad that is here to stay. So is Stevia all it is cracked up to be?
Post by Simone Johnson
‘Gluten free’ used to be a guidance phrase for those diagnosed with coeliac disease. Nowadays, it is becoming an increasingly popular term adopted by food companies, cafes and restaurants alike, and you may have already been tempted into buying these products yourself because they appear to be the ‘healthier’ option. But aside from people that have coeliac or allergies, is the gluten free option actually a healthy choice for everyone?