Blood Sugar Part 1 – The failure of low GI diets

Nutrition, like so many professions, has catchphrases or industry speak. The longer you spend in the field, the more accustomed you become and start to feel like these terms are known and understood by the wider population. Among nutritionists I don’t think there is a bigger catchphrase then ‘balancing blood sugars’. It is a term that gets thrown around and it is assumed that people know what it means. But in honesty I don’t think most people really know what it means. In fact, I think there are a lot of nutritionists that don’t know exactly what it means. So I want to break it down for you … [Read more...]

The Three Evils of Modern Food – Sugar

This is the second part of the Evils of Modern Food. The first was about vegetable oils, where as this focuses on sugar. The consumption of sugar is one of the most worrying features of the modern diet. The average person in the UK eats around 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is in the form of refined carbohydrates like white flour and breakfast cereals, fizzy drinks, table sugar, fruits, juices, jams, alcohol etc. Sugar is in basically everything, and in ever increasing amounts. The problem with sugar tends to be with the fructose. Table sugar is made up of sucrose, which is 50% fructose … [Read more...]