Different types of sugar

All you need to know about sugar

Wondering how much sugar you should have in a day? Looking for a sweet alternative or want to know your fructose from your sucrose? Our expert guides will shed some light on your sugar questions...

10 things you should know before giving up sugar

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It seems like everyone is trying to cut down on the sweet stuff – but is it really as simple as it seems? Chocolate fiend and Good Food guinea pig Caroline Hire quit sugar for eight weeks and learnt a few lessons along the way…
10 things you should know before giving up sugar

How much sugar should children have?


We’ve yet to meet a child without a sweet tooth, but are your kids consuming an unhealthy amount of sugar? Leading dietician Emer Delaney explains how much is too much, and shares simple swaps to help you reduce their intake…
How much sugar should children have?

Jack Monroe: Sugar addiction and food poverty


Jack Monroe talks about the impact poverty has on children’s health and how a sugar tax could affect those already struggling to make ends meet…
Jack Monroe: Sugar addiction and food poverty

How much sugar is in your snack?


Do you know how many teaspoons of sugar are in that surreptitious snack? We took a look at some popular choices and uncovered just how much of the sweet stuff is in every bite. We’re not all doom and gloom though – discover our equally delicious, but far less sugary alternatives…
How much sugar is in your snack?

The great sugar tax debate: Jamie Oliver gives his view


Lily Barclay talks to Jamie Oliver about why he wants a sugar tax, his fears for the future of children’s health and his desire for change…
The great sugar tax debate: Jamie Oliver gives his view

Why do most children love sugar?


Is there a scientific reason behind your child turning down all that broccoli? We look into the way taste buds change and develop in children…
Why do most children love sugar?

Davina McCall: How to be sugar-free


If you’ve ever been tempted to cut back on sugar but can’t face going cold turkey, Davina’s realistic approach will have you shunning the sweet stuff in no time…
How to be sugar-free

Lower sugar recipes


Healthy and filling lunches and dinners – all with under 10g of sugar per serving.
Try our lower sugar recipes

How to quit sugar


Australian journalist and food writer, Sarah Wilson, is on a mission to get us to cut down our sugar intake – one teaspoon at a time…
How to quit sugar

How much sugar should I eat?


How much can we eat a day and what are the symptoms if we overdo it? If you’ve found the latest advice around sugar consumption confusing, you’re not alone…
How much sugar should I eat?

Will sugar make you old?


As the sugar debate rages on and governing bodies rethink current guidelines we asked the UK’s leading nutritionist, Dr Marilyn Glenville all the questions you really want answered when it comes to sugar…
Will sugar make you old?

Sugar explained


You’ve probably heard the terms fructose, glucose, lactose and sucrose before. You may even know that they’re all types of sugar. But do you know how they differ from one another, or whether some are better for you than others? Use our handy guide to shed some light on the secrets of sugar…
Sugar explained

How to spot hidden sugar


Some experts believe it’s the sugar rather than the fat in our diets that’s contributing to our obesity epidemic. Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens explains how to spot the ‘hidden’ sugar you may not know you’re eating.
How to spot hidden sugar

Sugar substitutes – honey explained


Sweeter than sugar and with twice the nutritional profile could honey be the ultimate alternative to table sugar? We explore the nutritional highs and lows of this popular porridge topper…
Sugar substitutes – honey explained

Sugar substitutes – agave explained


With sugar hitting the health headlines for all the wrong reasons the nutrition-conscious are turning to unrefined substitutes for sweet satisfaction. But are these alternatives really any better for you? Here we take a look at the health claims of agave…
Sugar substitutes – agave explained

Sugar substitutes – stevia explained


There were high hopes for stevia when it was approved for sale in 2012, but has it lived up to expectations? We take a closer look at the nutritional claims of stevia, discover where it can be found and ask whether it’s a worthy alternative to sugar…
Sugar substitutes – stevia explained

Sugar substitutes – xylitol explained


Low-GI, low-calorie and apparently good for dental health. Is xylitol all it’s cracked up to be? Nutritionist Jo Lewin investigates..
Sugar substitutes – xylitol explained

Sugar substitutes – aspartame explained


This artificial sweetener, sold in pill form or added to processed foods, has long divided opinion as to whether consumption is safe and if it’s an effective way to cut back on sugar. Here we examine what we actually know about aspartame and whether it’s a worthy substitute for the sweet stuff…
Sugar substitutes – aspartame explained

Sugar-free baking


If you’re looking to use a sugar substitute in your favourite bakes we show you how to make the change and still get great results…
Sugar-free baking

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