15 02, 2018

Is there less energy in foods that are labelled as reduced in sugars?

2018-02-15T10:25:12+00:00February 15th, 2018|

Replacing sugars in food does not necessarily lead to an energy reduction. As previously mentioned, sugar has many properties in addition to sweetness; it contributes to the colour, texture and flavour in foods. If sugar is reduced or replaced in carbohydrate based products (e.g., breakfast cereals or biscuits) starch typically substitutes for sugar but does [...]

15 02, 2018

Are soft drinks particularly fattening?

2018-02-15T10:25:46+00:00February 15th, 2018|

The question of whether there is a difference between the way the body processes calories from liquid products and those in solid foods is an evolving area of research. The U.S. report on Dietary Guidelines (2010) reported “limited body of evidence shows conflicting results about whether liquid and solid foods differ in their effects on [...]

15 02, 2018

Will eating sugar make me fat?

2018-02-15T10:25:58+00:00February 15th, 2018|

Obesity is caused by an imbalance between energy expenditure and energy consumed from all types of food and drinks. Thus, as with all foods, it just depends on the quantity eaten. Whatever their source – protein, carbohydrate, including sugar, or fat – once eaten, the body stores any surplus calories.   A man who has [...]

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