Category Archives: Sucrose

Changes to the Nutritional Content of Apples

Apples are an excellent source of nutrients including water, amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. However, within the fruit the nutrients are not homogenous, and therefore certain parts of the apple may be more or less nutritious than other … Continue reading

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The Carbohydrate Content of Parsnips During Storage

Parsnips are a traditional food in many countries and have the advantage over other vegetables in that they do not readily decay post harvest. Storage of parsnips at low temperatures allows a source of food throughout the winter, and for … Continue reading

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Good Types of Sugar

Sugar is chemically called sucrose. Consuming sugar in its refined and crystalline form, as is found in granulated table sugar, is associated with a number of negative health effects including obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dental caries and cancer. … Continue reading

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Sugar and Anxiety

Evidence suggests that diet plays an important role in the development of mood disorders. In particular, low quality diets may cause changes to neuronal pathways that lead to a deterioration in normal brain function. Sugar has been implicated as a … 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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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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Beneficial Forms of Sugar In Food

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Sugar and Mental Health

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Sweet, White and Deadly

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Stevia As A Sugar Alternative

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