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Cold Pressed Juice: Is it really better?

You may have noticed a lot of of juice shops selling cold-pressed juice recently. Cold-pressed juice can even be found in various restaurants, grocery stores, or even some coffee shops. The claim is that cold pressed juice is healthier (or maybe just trendier) than traditionally extracted and pasteurized juices. But, what exactly is…

The Heart Foundation Controversy

You may have heard in the news lately that the Heart Foundation is involved in a bit of controversy with the nutrition community. As a dietitian, practising here in Australia, I thought I would weigh in on the subject. First of all, the Heart Foundation is an organization dedicated to…

The Truth About Stevia

[caption id="attachment_1514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stevia[/caption] Stevia is one of the latest in a long list of artificial sweeteners, products that provide sweetness without added calories. The producers of stevia claim that it is better because it is “natural” and derived from a plant. But, there are many different things to…

Diet Soft Drinks and Weight Loss

[caption id="attachment_1470" align="alignright" width="194"] Diet Soft Drinks[/caption] Sweetened drinks including regular soft drinks, fruit drinks, sweetened teas, usually contain a significant amount of calories, sugar, or high fructose corn syrup. Adding just one of these drinks to your diet every day can add 54,750 extra calories in a year enough…
Fruit juice tetra-pack next to teaspoons full of sugar

Juice: Health food or junk food?

Often people suggest that instead of softdrink, they will have a juice. I'll put it out there - I hate juice. It provides a false sense of security as it comes from something healthy like fruit. However, when you look at how many teaspoons of sugar a juice has, you…