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The sugar debate

The sugar debate

With recent headlines such as “Sweet poison: why sugar is ruining our health” and “Sugar – as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco” it seems that sugar is this year’s hot topic.

Media reports have become more and more dramatic, with some stories claiming that we should cut nearly all sugar from our diets, for example by limiting or avoiding fruits, some vegetables, cereals, bread and even milk.

Is this another case of media hype or is there any scientific basis for cutting sugar out of our diets? We put the question to … Continue Reading

Fibre fuels lower cancer risk

Fibre - how much is enough?

Fibre - how much is enough?

We are often told that eating a diet high in fibre will help to keep our digestive system healthy and protect us from some illnesses, including cancer. But how much is enough and how can we add more to our diet?

Studies have found that eating foods that contain fibre can lower our risk of bowel cancer, the third most common cancer in the UK. Fibre-rich foods also help to control blood sugar … Continue Reading