Category Archives: Sugar

On The Sugar Content of Fruit

Evidence suggests that fruit is a healthy food. In particular, consuming more fruit may lower the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and may have weight loss effects. However, this is paradoxical, because fruit is generally high in sugar, and … Continue reading

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Is White Bread as Unhealthy as Sugar?

Sugar has been evidenced to have a number of detrimental effects on health. In particular, consuming sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity, and this can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The reason that sugar is … Continue reading

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Stress and Sugar: Immune System Disruptors

The immune system is incredibly complex and its workings are not fully understood. However, it is known that nutrition and lifestyle factors can have a significant impact on the immune system. Sugar and exposure to stress have been identified as … Continue reading

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Diet And Its Influence On Mood

The link between stress and mood disorders is well established. Anecdotally, most people can relate low mood to a period of stress. However, what is less well understood is the role that a low quality diet can have in the … Continue reading

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Tomatoes: The Low Sugar Fruit

Tomatoes are a fruit of a plant (Solanum lycopersicum) that belongs to the nightshade family of plant. Tomatoes are unusual amongst fruit because they are low in sugar. The low sugar content of tomatoes gives them a number of health … Continue reading

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What Can You Expect From Giving Up Sugar?

Evidence suggests that sugar has a number of detrimental health effects and these centre on the development of insulin resistance. Evidence from animal and human studies suggests that insulin resistance can develop within two weeks of consuming reasonably high amounts … Continue reading

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Too Much Sugar?

Table sugar is chemically called sucrose. Sucrose is made up of one molecule of fructose and one molecule of glucose. Studies consistently show that high intakes of sugar in the diet are detrimental to the health, largely because of the … Continue reading

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From Fruit to Juice

Fruits are produced by plants because they allow seed dispersal. For this to happen efficiently, the fruit must be eaten by an animal. Animals are attracted to the fruits because of their sweet taste, a result of the concentrated sugars … Continue reading

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How to Make Tea, Coffee and Cocoa Unhealthy Drinks

There are many healthy drinks that have been shown to possess significant health benefits. Tea, coffee and cocoa all possess high levels of antioxidants. The high levels of antioxidants in these drinks may be the reason for the health benefits … Continue reading

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Beneficial Forms of Sugar In Food

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