Sugar and addiction: a review of the evidence
“Sugar addiction” is commonly thrown around - but is it myth or reality?
Carbohydrate vs Fat: Is it really the great debate?
Some claim that carbohydrate rather than saturated fat should be restricted in the diet for optimum health. New Zealand nutrition experts put the current debate into context.
Sugar in Australian breakfast cereals
Breakfast cereals are often criticised for their high sugar content, but how do Australian breakfast cereals rate?
Diet and the microbiome
We hear a lot about the microbiome but what is it? How does it affect health? And how can diet optimise our microbiome?
"A healthy eating plan for diabetes can include some sugar"
Diabetes Australia advice on eating well for people with diabetes
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All carbohydrates will be converted to glucose, which is the body's most efficient source of energy for organs and muscles.
While it seems like non-nutritive sweeteners are everywhere, this study says Australia and New Zealand we have less NNS in packaged foods than Mexico and the USA. But do we really know?
While it may be too late for many adults, children and teens could be taught to eat smaller portions for better population weight status.
In the nutrition world it’s an age-old argument of genes versus environment; this study scores another point for genetic factors.