Tag Archives: "sugar"

Kids and energy drinks don’t mix

Energy drinks are popular with tweens and teens drawn by the promise of strength, stamina and super-human powers. However there are some serious health concerns associated with these drinks. So what exactly are the dangers and what can you do to help y …

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Do we really need a sugar tax?

You may have seen a recent article appear in several national newspapers regarding doctors calling for a sugar tax to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you missed it, here’s a link to one of them.  Of course with any national press you have to read the artic …

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Candida Overgrowth & The Candida Diet

What Is Candida Overgrowth? Candida is a type of yeast or fungus which likes to grow in warm, moist conditions. Candida grows all over our body and is a normal part of the digestive system (1). However, it becomes a problem when it starts to grow in an …

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Is Fruit Bad For You? PCOS & Digestive Health Advice

Fruit contains many vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, as well as being a great source of fibre. But, does fruit cause digestive symptoms? And, is fruit too high in sugar for those with polycystic ovary syndrome? In this article, I explore how fruit …

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Five things you need to know about ADHD and Diet

  October is ADHD awareness month. If you have a child with ADHD you may have heard all sorts of things about the role of diet in ADHD and it can be really difficult to separate the fact from the fiction. In this post I present some facts, bust some my …

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Should you be reducing your added sugar intake?

There are only 8 days left of Sugar Free February, I’m not going to lie, it’s been tough! It got me thinking – should we all be cutting out added sugar? What is added sugar? There are different sources of sugar in your diet. Sugar can either be intrins …

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Facts about sugar

  We are constantly hearing that we eat too much sugar but people are confused. Here are some facts about sugar to help you make sense of it all. One: If you see any of these words on an ingredients list then you are looking at “added sugar.” Agave nec …

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What rhymes with snacks?

It’s all been a bit quiet on the blogging front at Rachel Clare Nutrition – please accept my sincere apologies. But isn’t it true that if you treat them mean you keep them keen? Hoping you’ve all been waiting passionately for my next post! Anyhow, so t …

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The Facts about the Sugar Tax (and a bit of my opinion)So you…

The Facts about the Sugar Tax (and a bit of my opinion)So you may have heard that the government announced a ‘sugar tax’ in the latest budget which will mean that sugary drinks – particularly fizzy drinks – will cost an additional 18-24p per litre whic …

Is a sugax the answer?

Before one begins, one must explain that sugax = sugar tax. I have made this up, it is not a recognised term, yet. Last week the news was filled with headlines about the Government possibly introducing a sugar tax on foods and drinks which are high in …

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