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SugarbyHalf media watch 19-25 June

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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George Calombaris' Hortopita recipe

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Thanks to chef and restaurateur George Calombaris for sharing his secrets to making an easy and tasty greens pie.

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I was pre-diabetic before cutting sugar

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In October 2015 when undergoing a normal annual medical check-up, my blood tests came back normal except for the fasting blood sugar levels – my reading was 6.4. I didn’t understand what this meant other than it seemed high.  I recalled that the so-called “normal” was 5.5. I didn’t do anything further for several months.

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SugarbyHalf media watch 12-18 June

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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Cut the sugar to protect young teeth

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Everyone loves to see their kids smile, but think how much more you’ll like it if you know their teeth are in good shape.

Sadly, our kids are more and more likely to need dental treatment. Nearly half of Australia’s kids aged 5-10 now have had at least one baby tooth affected by tooth decay.

 

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SugarbyHalf media watch 5-11 June

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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What is natural sugar?

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Australians eat an average 22 kilograms of sugar per year!

We don't advocate that everyone needs to completely quit or remove sugar but we do have a problem. Sugar is everywhere and we’re eating way too much. The WHO recommends we limit intake of added sugars to 6 teaspoons per day for optimal health.

So how what’s the difference between added sugar and natural sugar?

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SugarbyHalf media watch 29 May - 4 June

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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The lunchbox dirty dozen

Creating healthy lunchboxes for your kids is an ongoing challenge. There’s so much advice around that it can be confusing to know what’s best.

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SugarbyHalf media watch 21-28 May

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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How much sugar is in your iced coffee?

Imagine ordering yourself a coffee and then adding a teaspoon of sugar...and another...and another...and another...and another...and another...

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SugarbyHalf media watch May 14-20

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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Do you have sugar face?

Does your sugar intake show on your face?

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5 tips to survive sugar withdrawal

It’s no secret that the effect of sugar on our bodies is similar to many drugs of addiction, provoking a cycle of cravings and relief.

So if you’ve made the decision to cut down your sugar intake, you might find your body responding with withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms vary, but you experience moodiness, headaches, anxiety or difficulty concentrating.

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How to spot added sugar

Spotting added sugar in the food we buy should be easy, right? Just read the label.

Actually, it is very tricky indeed. That’s because food manufacturers call sugar by more than 60 different names.

They know caring people like you are trying to avoid sugar, so they try to think up reassuring names for added sugar to sneak it into your trolley. Don’t be fooled! Remember, many savoury foods contain added sugar including salad dressing, pasta sauce and wholegrain cereals. 

Names range from the scientific sounding dextrose and glucose, to attractive terms like golden syrup or sweet sorghum.

If you’re going to protect your family from the health risks of too much added sugar, you’ll need to be wise to the tricks food manufacturers play to avoid being honest about the true amount of added sugar in their products.

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How much sugar is in your Easter egg?

Prepare to be shocked as we reveal the amount of added sugar in some popular Easter eggs. We also reveal the eggs with the least amount of added sugar. 

*UPDATED 10 April 2017 to include eggs from Aldi.

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Would you like water with that?

A parents' group says fast food outlets should offer water - not soft drink or juice - with every meal.

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6 sugar-free ways to enjoy Easter

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Easter these days has become the festival of rabbits and chocolate. It’s celebrated with a long weekend down the beach, while kids consume sick-making quantities of sugar filled eggs.

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Shane Watson: Let's hit sugar for six

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Becoming a dad three years ago was the best day of my life. Nothing is more important to me than my kids.

But my wife Lee and I were horrified to learn about the health effects of poor food choices on Aussie kids.

It’s a sad fact that too much added sugar is wrecking the health of younger generations. Type 2 diabetes, tooth decay, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure are all on the rise. Worse still, these adult diseases are being seen in younger and younger Australians.

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Sugar by Half media watch 26 March to 1 April

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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