Sugar has been out of favour for some time now, with people ‘quitting sugar’ left, right and centre and raving about how incredible they feel as a result. The recent release of ‘That Sugar Film’ has no doubt added fuel to the sugarless dieter’s fire, as it highlights the high sugar content of many food products that are commonly perceived to be healthy. Certainly few of us would argue any health benefits of sugary foods, but do we really need to go cold turkey? And are artificial sweeteners a healthier alternative?
Converts everywhere are drizzling it over their vegetables or adding dollops into their morning smoothie. We have even seen celebrities wolfing it down by the spoonful. Coconut oil is claimed to curb sugar cravings and aid weight management, but is it all that its cracked up to be?