REFINED SUGAR: no thanks, I’m sweet enough.

The first episode of the BBC documentary series ‘The Truth About…’ aired a few nights ago and focused on most people’s guilty pleasure and go-to snack buddy: SUGAR.  The programme was well-structured and gave very informative information regarding Britain’s sugar intake and highlighted the differences between natural and artificial sweeteners.  The effects of high sugar consumption were also presented, including its effects on our brain and eating habits.

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The programme prompted me to analyse my past relationship with the white stuff.  Sure, I barely have refined sugars nowadays and I always look for the sugar content in anything I buy from the supermarket but how smart do I have to be to ensure the 6-teaspoon daily guideline is not exceeded?

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Coconut, almond + cherry baked oatmeal

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Exam season is well and truly upon us, involving very early days at the library.  Quite dull, yes.  Getting up when it’s dark is not at all ideal, but some warm breakfast and a cup of Earl Grey tends to make the experience a little less daunting.

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Healthy eating + student budget

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With everyone kick-starting the new year (every year…) by being healthy, Instagram and other social media sites/apps are filled with photos and recipes of everyone trying the latest health craze – detox teas, paleo diet, quinoa, kale, etc.  Admittedly, I am part of this bandwagon. I’m not a dieter per se but I love food crazes – I am all over chia seeds and nut butters at the moment.

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