Category Archives: Sugar

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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Reducing Sugar Sweetened Drinks: Weight Loss

Consumption of sugar in beverages can significantly contribute to overall energy intake. In addition, sugar is a metabolic poison that can disrupt normal metabolic pathways and hormonal control through its influence of the sensitivity of the insulin receptor. Limiting drinks … 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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Can Vegetables Make You Fat?

Vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients and current recommendations are to consume more vegetables. Fruit is also a very good source of nutrients, and recommendations are to consume more fruit also. However, fruit and vegetables differ in one important … Continue reading

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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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