The Sugar Series

Are you a fan of keto recipes or low-carb baking? Are you looking for sugar-free alternatives to use in your baking? If so, you may have come across sugar substitutes such as xylitol and erythritol. While xylitol, which is derived from birch wood and other vegetable matter, is commonly known, you may be less familiar… View Article
The Natural Sweetener: Low Carb Xylitol And Its Benefits The health and fitness industry has seen the rise of many sugar alternatives, from artificial sweeteners to natural sweeteners and sugar alcohols. A very common sugar substitute is stevia, but have you heard about xylitol? Well, xylitol is a natural sweetener that has 40% fewer calories… View Article
The Natural Sweetener: Low Carb Stevia And Its Benefits One of life’s greatest pleasures is the indulgence in something sweet, and with the rise in keto recipes and low carb baking, you may have come across many sugar substitutes. Have you heard of Stevia? Well, stevia is a natural sweetener that is extremely low in… View Article
With so many sugar alternatives out there, it can be confusing to know what the best keto-friendly or low carb sweeteners are. When you’re cutting down on carbs, or switching to a keto lifestyle, what do you replace sugar with when you want a little sweet treat?  We suggest primarily using stevia, erythritol and xylitol… View Article
Love Keto and Low Carb baking from scratch? If so, you’ve probably come across one or both of these sweeteners in recipes or premade products or mixes. If you’ve been curious about the differences between the two are, we’ve popped together this quick list to help make it easier for you to choose which is… View Article
With so many sugar alternatives out there, it can be confusing to know what the best low carb sweeteners are. Some natural sweeteners may seem like healthy options, like dates, agave syrup, honey and maple syrup, but they’re just another form of pure sugar. So, when you’re cutting down on carbs, what do you replace sugar with when… View Article
Have you noticed that when we spy sugar-based foods such as ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets that our mouths begin to produce saliva in anticipation of eating it? Have you heard people refer to themselves as “emotional eaters” – where they eat to lift their mood? Do you suffer from a mid-afternoon slump that… View Article
Erythritol is in a group of foods called sugar alcohols that taste sweet but don’t contain as many calories and have a lower impact on blood glucose. Sugar alcohols should not be confused with artificial sweeteners because although they both reduce calories and glycemic index, sugar alcohols come from natural sources like fruits and vegetables!… View Article
Sugar is a type of carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is a macronutrient present in a vast range of foods. There are many different carbohydrates; the major types are outlined below. Sugars are considered simple carbohydrates; they include fructose found naturally in fruit and lactose in milk. There are also refined sugars such a table sugar and glucose… View Article
What are the different types of sugar? The term “sugar” usually refers to a group of carbohydrates known as “saccharides” (which originates from the Latin word “saccharum”). Sugars are sweet-tasting, crystalline carbohydrates found naturally in most plants and some animal products. But what are the different types of sugar? Simple sugars Such as glucose and fructose… View Article
How does Sugar affect Weight Loss? When metabolised by humans, all sugars deliver 17 kilojoules of energy per gram of sugar absorbed. The body has an immediate need for glucose for its various metabolic functions. When humans are active, this energy need increases and when rested, the energy need decreases. If the amount of sugar… View Article
Statistics show that more than half of Australians are exceeding the World Health Organisation’s recommended daily intake of added sugars every day. According to the Heart Association, the maximum amount of added sugars a person should eat per day is for men, 37.6g (or 9 teaspoons), and 25g (or 6 teaspoons) for women per day…. View Article
Dietary advice is varied, but if there is one thing most of us can agree on, it is to steer away from highly processed foods in favour of eating fresh produce such as meat (or other protein sources), eggs, nuts, dairy, fruit and vegetables. But while “eating clean”, we still like our occasional sweet treats!… View Article
Can we really stop eating sugar altogether? And what would this mean? There have been books published, articles written and diets created in order to help us to stop us eating sugar full stop. But how easy is it in reality? Like any type of food or ingredients, everything is ok in moderation and this… View Article