Sugar is a carbohydrate and provides a source of energy. Sugar can take many forms including white, raw or brown sugar, honey or corn syrup. Too much sugar in the diet can contribute to health problems including obesity and tooth decay. These articles provide general information about healthy eating tips from our dietitians.
We tend to think of “extra foods” (now referred to as discretionary foods) as chocolates and cakes and lollies but it actually extends further than that. A discretionary food is any item that has a high saturated fat/ added sugar/ added salt content or very low fibre content and is not necessary for good health. Many people are also quite lenient with their extras and consider one serve of that item (One whole scroll, one whole burger, one … [Read more...]