All you need to know about sugar
Wondering how much sugar children should have, looking to cut down or want to try substitutes? Our expert guides will shed some light on all your sugar questions.
Are you looking to cut down on sugar? Or, perhaps you're interested to know more about sugar alternatives like agave and stevia? Maybe you want to learn why children love sugar, and how you can stop them eating too much.
With expert nutrition guides and healthier low-sugar recipes, our helpful low-sugar hub contains plenty of helpful information on how to cut back on the sweet stuff.
If you're looking to start cutting back on sugar, make sure you're armed with our collection of heathy recipes. Try our light but filling lunches, dinners and the occasional sweet treat – all containing under 10g of sugar per serving.
Low in sugar, but high in flavour and nutrients. Discover our favourite low-sugar breakfast recipes (all containing 5g of sugar per serving or less), from naturally sweet pancakes and homemade muesli, to many new ways with eggs.
Trying to quit sugar? If you're looking for snack ideas to fit into a low-sugar diet, we have you covered. Try our nutritious recipes, including savoury popcorn, vegetable-based dips and spiralised snacks.
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As the sugar debate continues, we ask nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville all the questions you have when it comes to sugar.
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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.
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.
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.
Low-GI, low-calorie and apparently good for dental health, is xylitol all it's cracked up to be? Nutritionist Jo Lewin investigates.
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.
Family and children
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.
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.
Lily Barclay talks to Jamie Oliver about why he wants a sugar tax, plus his fears for the future of children's health and desire for change.
Is there a scientific reason behind your child reaching for the sugary treats but turning down broccoli? We look into the way tastebuds change and develop in children.
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