“Hidden” sugars on our supermarket shelves

Australians are buying large amounts of “hidden” added sugars in their supermarket groceries, according to a new study. The research, led by the George Institute for Global Health, found that over half of the food and drink bought in supermarkets contains added sugar, but it’s not clearly labelled as such. “We used supermarket survey data … Continue reading “Hidden” sugars on our supermarket shelves

A sugar tax is good for all

A study has found that, a year after the introduction of a sugar tax, people were still purchasing the same amount of soft drink but consuming 10% less sugar. The UK introduced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) on soft-drink manufacturers in April 2018. Drinks with more than 8g sugar per 100mL are taxed at £0.24/L … Continue reading A sugar tax is good for all

Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm

A $2.2 billion industry to help people lose weight through artificial sweeteners may actually be contributing to type 2 diabetes. A review, by researchers from the University of South Australia, reveals that people who use low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) are more likely to gain weight, the exact opposite of what consumers expect. This is despite controlled … Continue reading Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm

A sugar tax and warnings on soft drinks

It might cost us more but we’re are generally okay with a sugar tax on soft drinks, shows a new survey of Australian consumers. However, how much we support it depends on the money being used for health programs. The results of the survey found that more than three-in-four Australians support a range of measures … Continue reading A sugar tax and warnings on soft drinks