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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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Health Benefits of Pineapple

The pineapple was once prized as an expensive tropical import, brought back from South America by Christopher Columbus and available in the 1700s only to Europe’s wealthiest. The fruit was later grown in hothouses but remained rare enough to symbolize luxury and hospitality. They were so sought-after that King Charles II even commissioned a painting of himself being presented with

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Heart Health – The Greek Way

  Your health is important, especially your heart health. Poor heart health can lead to a number of conditions including heart disease, increased risk of heart attack, cancer, diabetes as well as other conditions. Nearly 7 million people in the UK battle heart and cardiovascular disease on a daily basis, yet it can be preventable

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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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New Ban on Unhealthy Junk Food Ads for Children Introduced

  Adverts for unhealthy junk food are to be banned from all forms of media aimed at children as part of a groundbreaking government movement to combat the childhood obesity crisis. This ban will prohibit food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) from being targeted to under-16s. The new advertising

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Self Care Week 2016 – Self Care for Students

Self Care Week 2016 puts an emphasis on self-care for life, and this is especially true for students. For many students, leaving home to start university is the first time you’ll truly have to look after yourself, which is why self-care for students is important. Between the late nights, lie ins and a lifestyle based

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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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