How much sugar do we eat?

By Christine JeavansBBC News There is fierce debate about the role of added sugar in contributing to the obesity crisis. UK government scientists today halved the recommended level of added sugar people should eat each day. And the World Health Organization has also said people should aim to get just 5% of their daily calories from the sweet stuff. But calculating how much sugar we eat is not as simple as it sounds. What are current guidelines? Adding sugar: But it’s harder to work out amounts in processed food Sugar is sugar – right? Not quite. Health professionals take a dim view of sugars added to processed food but say that naturally occurring sweetness in milk and fruit is largely fine, with the exception of juice. Current advice says no more...

Healthy eating: Is this the ultimate healthy meal?

The human body needs a balanced diet to deliver vital nutrients What’s your idea of a perfect meal? Sushi? A large piece of cake followed by hot chocolate? Even if it satisfies your appetite, it’s unlikely to fulfil all your nutritional needs. Cutting through the myriad of diet plans and faddish eating regimes, the human body needs a balanced, healthy eating plan to keep functioning properly. This helps ensure that our bodies have enough nutrition to: Grow and build Repair and heal Reproduce successfully Repel illnesses and infections Avoid weight-related health problems Eating a variety of foods can also reduce the risk of getting conditions including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis. What foods do our bodies need to...

Healthy eating: Is this the ultimate healthy meal?

The human body needs a balanced diet to deliver vital nutrients What’s your idea of a perfect meal? Sushi? A large piece of cake followed by hot chocolate? Even if it satisfies your appetite, it’s unlikely to fulfil all your nutritional needs. Cutting through the myriad of diet plans and faddish eating regimes, the human body needs a balanced, healthy eating plan to keep functioning properly. This helps ensure that our bodies have enough nutrition to: Grow and build Repair and heal Reproduce successfully Repel illnesses and infections Avoid weight-related health problems Eating a variety of foods can also reduce the risk of getting conditions including heart disease, stroke, some cancers,diabetes and osteoporosis. What foods do our bodies need to stay healthy?...

Vitamin D – Pregnancy

Terrific need to know information on the importance of Vitamin D during pregnancy.  Click here for the full article.