While there’s no doubt Australians are consuming too much sugar, the abundance of information has unsurprisingly created some confusion (not to mention hysteria) about the sweet stuff. SUGAR 101 Total sugars refers to those sugars which are naturally occurring as well as those added for flavour, sweetness and texture. Naturally occurring sugars are found in […]

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Ever had that feeling where the world will simply end if you don’t get your hands on fries with gravy? Next thing you know you’ve demolished the entire bag! Unlike hunger, which is the physical desire for food in general, food cravings are that overwhelming desire to consume specific foods and often signify something else […]

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