Month: April 2018

Artificial Sweeteners – Not a Healthy Substitute

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Info

The recently introduced sugar tax on soft drinks means that many drinks now include artificial sweeteners as well as or instead of the sugar. This may mean that they have fewer calories but it does not in any way mean that they are a good alternative. Over the past few years studies have found that low calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and ...

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Break the Sugar Habit

April 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

The recently introduced sugar tax on soft drinks has highlighted the many health problems associated with excess sugar intake. Here are 5 good reasons to reduce or give up sugar: sugar provides empty calories sugar upsets blood sugar levels sugar is associated with weight gain and obesity sugar is implicated in insulin resistance, type 2 ...

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Digestible Beans

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Beans are a versatile, nutritious and delicious food group but many people are put off eating them due to their side effects, namely flatulence and bloating. But it doesn't have to be that way. Below are some ideas to help reduce the flatulent effect of beans. See blog post on Benefits of Beans to learn about the many benefits of eating ...

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Benefits of Beans

April 13th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are many reasons to include beans in your diet including ethical, environmental and health factors. Beans are a good source of protein, fibre, resistant starch, oligosaccharides, sterols, calcium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, folate and antioxidants including carotenoids and isoflavones (1,2,3). Below are just some of the health ...

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