Why is it so difficult to find a good alternative to sugar?
Sugar, or more precisely carbohydrate is behind obesity and heart disease. The UK has recently announced a tax on sugary soft drinks.
An article I recently came across discussed the different sugar substitutes and how they fall short of the real thing.
The article delves into why its been so difficult to find a worthy alternative for sugar to satisfy our addiction to sweetness.
Read more at http://theconversation.com/why-finding-a-real-alternative-to-sugar-is-so-difficult-57003
Over half of all Australians consume more than the maximum recommended daily intake of added sugars, research from the University of Sydney stated. Experts have labelled the revelation as alarming.
The study was published in The British Journal of Nutrition.
Children and adolescents exhibited the worst eating behaviour, with 76 per cent of children aged 9 to 13 exceeded the guidelines for daily sugar intake. We shouldn’t be consuming more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.
The biggest culprits are sugar sweetened beverages were revealed as the greatest source of added sugar in the nation’s diet.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/australias-sugar-intake-described-by-experts-as-alarming-20160321-gnncw5.html#ixzz43XjT6RwW