WHO has recommended we slash our sugar intake by at least half.
It’s important to limit foods high in sugar but doing so is easier said than done.
Let’s watch this video for some advice on the first step we can take and why its so important.
Just because you’re cutting down on sugar, it doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert totally.
Here’s a quick and easy gluten and sugar free brownie recipe you can try at home.
These foods are known to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Watch this video if you’re looking to control your blood sugar and avoid diabetes.
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, and SRI International in California have found that anti-smoking drugs may actually be useful in combating sugar cravings.
The study conducted on rats found that Champix (Varenicline) which is used to help people stop smoking could also help combat cravings for sugary food and drinks.
The drug works because it targets the “reward pathways” of the brain, areas responding to stimuli. These can range from illegal drugs to gambling, to sugary foods. Source: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/04April/Pages/Anti-smoking-drug-may-also-help-combat-sugar-cravings.aspx
We all know by now that too much sugar can lead to high cholesterol, high blood sugar and lead to greater risks of cancer, diabetes and heart disease so removing sugar from your diet is the first step of taking control of your diet and your health.
It is useful to identify the harmful sugars which are artificially made and those that are naturally occurring so that you can cut out the bad ones.
Fibre and antioxidants can be found in naturally occurring sugars so they are better for your health.
For your week by week to-do list go to http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/04/02/how-to-eliminate-sugar-from-your-diet-in-21-days.html
Most Australians are exceeding the World Health Organisation’s (WHO)’s recommended daily intake of added sugars, according to research.
It also shows that 76 per cent of teenagers are exceeding the guidelines for daily sugar intake.
The research was conducted by Sydney University and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found children and adolescents at a particularly high risk.
Around two thirds of our bodies are made up of water so it seems obvious that consuming water is important for our health but a new study has shown that increasing the consumption of plain water can help control weight and reduce intake of sodium, saturated fat and sugar.
The study by Professor Ruopeng An from the University of Illinois was published recently in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
The study provided a case for drinking plain water rather than other water based beverages such as broths and food containing water.
Read more about the study at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307306.php