Sugar Free

Since When Did Skinny Equal Healthy?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

If you are doing Dry January or are giving up refined sugar then I applaud you, but please do it for your health, and don't for one minute think you'll be happier if and when you are skinny. It doesn't work like that.

Let's Stop Loading Up On Sugar For Breakfast

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Here's the rule of thumb: If your breakfast comes in a box, it's most likely not a good choice. Just check the label of your favourite cereal - some "healthy" mueslis contain just as much sugar as the infamous Kellogg's Honey Smacks (launched in 1953 as Sugar Smacks)!

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly: With A Glass Of Something Mulled

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

If you're looking for a toasty, non-alcoholic, low sugar alternative to enjoy at Christmas, this mulled spice syrup really opens up the options! It can be added to any drinks; to create mulled spirits, festive detox drinks or a warm spiced green tea.

Christmas Puddings That Won't Put You On The Naughty List!

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

An easy to digest pudding, particularly after a substantial dinner, can make a huge impression on your guests as well as your own digestive system. There are many pudding variables to consider, including those which you might not have considered yet...

How To Enjoy Dessert The Healthy Way (Low Sugar Or No Sugar)

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Dessert. There are not many people who can say in all honesty that they are not fussed. Desserts taste great. They are the crowning glory of a meal; d...

17 Sugar Free Treats For A Healthy Halloween

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Halloween is upon us again, the yearly sugar fest that is matched only by Easter and Christmas. It's a treat or treat bonanza, with a big payday for retailers and families stocking up on cheap candy weeks ahead as if their lives depend on it. Newsflash: Stores do not run out of sweets. And we all know what happens to a stash of goodies at home

How To Eat Out When You're On A Sugar Free Diet (And Still Have Fun)

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Sticking to a sugar free diet when you are out and about can be tricky. But fear not! This guide will help you navigate restaurants, coffee shops and dinner parties so you can enjoy yourself without the sugar rush.

Do You Know How Much Sugar Is In These Popular Kid's Snacks?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

We all know we eat too much sugar. In modern supermarket foods, the white stuff isn’t only packed into biscuits and sweets, but lots of readymade me...

Sugar Is Actively Controlling Your Brain More Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

German scientists have discovered that your brain is actively taking in sugar, rather than passively absorbing it, as previously thought. Prior to thi...

Addicted To Sugar? Here's How To Kick The White Stuff For Good

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sugar addiction is no laughing matter: extensive research has shown sugar is as addictive as cocaine and cigarettes, and humans binge on sugar in the ...

Refined Sugar Free Elderflower Cordial

Reneé Davis | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

There are a fewer things that epitomise Spring turning to Summer for me than the smell of elderflower in the air. I've been slightly obsessed by this fabulous hedgerow for years and they are back in our parks RIGHT NOW!

Vegan Freakshakes Are Coming To London

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Freakshakes, aka the mutant over-flowing milkshakes you may have seen taking over Instagram, are nothing new. But, until recently, they've only been e...

Cybersphere #1 - TASTY & The Rise of Online Sugar

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jonnie Bayfield

Now, I'm no adonis and my diet is certainly not fit for a king-unless that king was a fan of Yo-yoing like some 90's Blue Peter segment. My eating is...

The Free From Restaurants Taking London By Storm

Jenna Downes | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

There are many restauranteurs completely committed to the free-from trade- so committed that they've gone exclusively free-from; offering their customers everything from gluten free onion rings to sugar-free cheesecake! Read on to find the restaurants that make living with a restricted diet, just that bit easier...

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Chocolate Orange Avocado Mousse

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

I have a sweet tooth so I'm always trying to find new ways to indulge without grabbing a chocolate bar, and this recipe is my latest creation. I'm so proud of this one! It's a gorgeously rich chocolate orange avocado mousse. Perfect as a treat! Oh, and it's really quick and easy to make!

Can a Family Cut Out Refined Sugar for a Year?

Hattie Garlick | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)

20 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

Lucia Williams | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucia Williams

It's everywhere. In foods you'd never imagine - take a look at the labels on things like pickles, sauces, yoghurts and cereals. And remember, it can be hidden under a whole range of different names so you might not notice it right away.

GBBO: How To Make Sugar-Free And Dairy-Free Desserts

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This week's Bake Off was chock-a-block with drama: Ian was knocked off the top spot as Star Baker, Paul managed to have everyone in hysterics with his...

Super Simple Healthy Granola

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

I'll let you in on a little secret - you can knock up a huge batch of granola that will last you all week in less than half an hour. And it's super-easy. And you'll look like a regular Bree Van der Camp to all your friends and family. Winning.

My Not So Sweet Valentine...

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

With Valentine's day upon us it can be easy to overdose on an array of refined sugar products disguised in cute little heart shape packages and gifts....

Want to Start a Food Business? Lessons from Oppo's Founders

Adele Barlow | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It took 25 months of research, three different factories, two specialised food research centres, and four grants from Santander, York University and t...

How to Give Up Sugar

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Sugar can often feel very addictive, and many believe it is. When we eat sugar, dopamine is released, the 'reward' brain chemical. Sugar essentially hijacks the brains reward system, which hard wires us to want to eat sugar again and again. The more of it we have, the more we need to get the same rewarding feeling.

Quinoa Crêpes with Blackberry and Plum Compote

Madeleine Shaw | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Shaw

These crêpes are fluffy and light, they balance well with the compote and slip down like heaven. You can prep the batter and compote in advance and make these mid-week as well as having them on a lazy Sunday.

The Five Foods I Banned When I Quit Sugar

Sarah Wilson | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wilson

Every single molecule we stick in our mouths has a corresponding appetite hormone that, when we've eaten enough of said molecule, tells our brains "OK, we're full now." Our bodies are good that way; we're designed to eat only as much as we need. Every molecule, that is, except fructose...

It's Pancake Time

Jordan Bourke | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

It's that time of year again, Shrove Tuesday has arrived and it is time to honour good old Pancake Day, by baking up a culinary storm!