Diet

Diet Fizzy Drinks Increase Our Belly Fat

If you still think that diet fizzy drinks are a healthier option than ordinary sugar-laden ones, think again. Not that anyone would blame you for being fooled into believing that this stuff can actually help you lose weight… it has ‘diet’ in its name, after all. Adding to the deception are industry funded studies taking […]

Alloxan — The Diabetes-Inducing Chemical Found In White Bread

We all know how bad white bread is for us. Several years ago a study found that it “was the food most strongly related to diabetes.” But not for the reason you think, which in a nutshell boils down to refined carbohydrates that quickly convert into sugar that in turn spikes blood sugar levels, which […]

A Packet Of Crisps — One Of Your Five A Day?

Sometimes I don’t know if I should laugh, cry or just shake my head in disbelief… According to the latest nutritional survey, millions of parents are mistakenly feeding their children junk food, with one in twenty thinking a packet of crisps counts towards the UK government’s recommendation of eating five fruit and veg a day… […]

Mini Can Of Coke Pushed As A ‘Healthy Snack’

A friend sent me an article about fizzy drinks being recommended as a ‘healthy snack’. In the subject line of his email he wrote: “The Coke-side of life is not a happy place”. “The Coke Side Of Life” was the catch phrase the fizzy drinks manufacturer used a few years ago in its global ad […]