The Health Guru

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How to find ‘hidden’ sugar on food labels

Read food labels carefully

  There are many different names for sugar. Two really¬†‘clever’ ways to disguise sugar in food labels is to use a long, scientific sounding word or to rename the sugar altogether. Ingredients Ending in -ose One of the easiest ways to recognize sugar in a food label is by recognizing the -ose suffix. When you […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in different types of sugar

How many calories are in 1 teaspoon of sugar?

Do you know what’s what about Sugar? Refined white sugar is pure crystallized sucrose. It can be produced from either sugar cane or sugar beets, but by the time it has been refined to a white crystal, the two are chemically identical. Brown sugar is simply refined white sugar with a bit of molasses added […]

Coca-cola and pepsi banned from using cancer causing ingredients in artificial colours

Coke and Pepsi whom account for more than 90% of the US soft drink market are changing the way they manufacture their drinks after the FDA banned the use of a carcinogenic ingredient used to make artificial brown caramel colouring. In February a California law has mandated that drinks containing certain levels of carcinogens must […]

Trans fat: The Silent Killers

Artificial trans fats are (or hydrogenated fat) are made when hydrogen gas reacts with oil. The result is a stiffer fat that is much more convenient to be used by manufacturers.¬† Seems reasonable? Little did they know that a monster would be created for the sake of convenience. Trans fats are responsible for causing a […]


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