Archive - June 4, 2015

‘Healthy’ fruit snacks with more sugar than Haribo

Action on Sugar has published a report which found “healthy” fruit snacks actually contain more sugar than sweets with a third of the fruit snacks containing between 15 and 20 grams of sugar.

We have had a look at some of the brands that were included in their report to see just how much sugar was in a recommended portion size. Read More

The version of sugar that won’t affect your blood glucose levels – and why you can’t have it

There is a natural alternative to sugar that’s perfect for people with diabetes. It tastes exactly the same, but it isn’t metabolised the same way, so it won’t spike your blood glucose levels. But it’s never been produced on a large scale.

It’s called L-glucose, and its story begins with a mission to find life on Mars. No, really. This is the first time you’ll hear about sugar and Mars, and not be talking about the chocolate bar.

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