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5 Natural alternatives to satisfy your sugar craving

  Having a sweet tooth is pretty common, with many people enjoying a sweet treat every now and then. We need sugar in our daily diet, but too much sugar can lead to weight gain that can result in a number of health conditions. To limit sugar intake, many people turn to artificial sweeteners to

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Not Such A Sweetheart After All: The Effects Of Sugar On Heart Health

  Sugar is everywhere. From convenience food to fruit juice, it is seemingly inescapable. There are, however, some healthy replacements for sugary treats – it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. A balanced diet should include few foods with lots of added sugar, as they can negatively affect your health, but most

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Alternative Health Services for Diabetes in Richmond

The NHS is currently under huge pressure, with ever increasing demands on services including A&E, and funding running low. There are more and more reasons now to look at alternative health services for diabetes which are available to you through the NHS in order to help take the pressure off. Many diabetes sufferers may not

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Sugar free alternatives for children

A worrying new study has revealed that the sugar intake levels of children aged four to 10 are twice what they should be, whilst teenage children are consuming up to three times as much sugar. Despite initiatives aiming to lower the sugar intake of both children and adults, it seems that sugar consumption remains high,

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Sweeteners or Sugar: What’s best?

Consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar can boost appetites, causing us to eat more, according to recent studies. It has been suggested in the past that both animals and humans feel hungrier when eating sweeteners in place of sugar. Now, a comprehensive study by researchers at the University of Sydney has got to

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Sugar and Hot Drinks: Do You Know How Much Is In Yours?

On 17th February, Action on Sugar published a report which found that the levels of sugar in hot drinks available at popular coffee chains were staggeringly high. These shocking revelations have brought real awareness to the amount of sugar included in some of the most popular drinks available on the high street over the past

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5 Benefits of Slow Carbs

It’s difficult to avoid the subject of healthy eating in January, as many people vow to lose weight and get into shape, whilst the shops are stocked with the latest diet books and fitness DVDs. Short-term diets however usually prove to be ineffective, which is why vowing to eat a healthier, more balanced diet could

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Could GM Tomatoes Hold The Key To Fighting Cancer and Diabetes?

If you thought the GM foods debate was long dead and buried, think again. This week, researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, released findings that show that tomatoes which have been genetically modified with additional plant chemicals, could help treat diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Why tomatoes? Tomatoes are a

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7 Health Benefits of Apples

The 21st of October is World Apple Day, and before you start to think that we’re talking about the technology juggernaut, we’re actually talking about our favourite fruit. Apples have long been praised as being a healthy, nutritional food source, and as the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, so here

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20% Tax On Sugary Drinks: Yes Or No?

Should the government introduce a new tax on sugary drinks? It is a question that has generated significant debate over recent days – primarily due to the link between sugary drinks and health related problems. According to the British Medical Association, the new tax is needed to dissuade people from buying too many sugary drinks

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