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Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day as teenagers’ poor diets are blamed for increased diabetes risk

Published on May 15, 2014,

The healthiness of fruit juices is (at last) being called into question in a big way with the Mail Online referring to a “fruit juice timebomb” because of the amount of sugar they contain…

Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day

Fruit juice should be limited as it contains a lot of sugar, experts warn Those aged 11 to 19 are eating 42 per cent more sugar than recommended Age group also eating 14 per cent too much fat, risking diabetes and stroke Only one third of adults get recommended five-a-day survey reveals Medics say government Change4Life advertising is having little impact By Sophie Borland The appalling diets of the nation’s teenagers have been exposed by a report which shows that many are already putting themselves at risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And last night health experts warned that fruit juice – seen by many as a healthy option – should be drunk no more than once a day because of its high sugar content. Girls and boys aged 11 to 19 typically eat 42 per cent too much sugar and 14 per cent too much saturated fat…

 

 

 

New film ‘Fed Up’ says it’s sugar that is causing massive rates of obesity

Published on May 12, 2014,

The Mail Online is reporting on the new documentary film ‘Fed Up’ which is due to be released in the US this week and which predicts 95 per cent of Americans will be overweight or obese in the next two decades unless something is done to tackle the so-called hidden sugars which appear in everyday foods…

 

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As the debate rages on in the US about what is most to blame for the nation’s obesity problem, a new film is claiming the real danger behind the epidemic is sugar.

Fed Up, a film released in the US this week, predicts 95 per cent of Americans will be overweight or obese in the next two decades, unless something is done to tackle the so-called hidden sugars which appear in everyday foods.

Producer Laurie Davies – who was also behind the 2006 film Inconvenient Truth which studied the myths surrounding global warming -  warns in the film that one third of adults will also have diabetes by 2050, as our brains become increasingly dependent on sugar…

More at: Forget fighting the fat, it’s sugar that is causing massive rates of obesity claims new film

Review of Low-Carb Sugar Substitutes

Published on April 25, 2014,

Over at Low Carb Support there is a comprehensive review of the various sugar alternatives that are available and an assessment of their suitability for those on a low carb diet. Click the blue link below to see the full article…

Best low-carb sugar substitutes | Low Carb Diet SupportSugar is finally getting some media attention as the ultimate diet demon. All dieticians now seem to agree that there is nothing good about refined sugar, and everyone would be better off cutting it out completely. Low-carb dieters have, of course, known this for a long time. White sugar is pure carb, and there is no place for it whatsoever in a low-carb diet. Fortunately, giving up sugar doesn’t mean you will never eat anything sweet again. Sugar substitutes and sweeteners are now widely available, both online and in the High Street supermarkets, shops and cafes. With dozens of different products out there, I often get asked which ones are best for a low-carb diet.

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