Is sugar the real enemy here ? What are the different forms of sugar and where do we often find hidden 'sugar' ?
What is the impact of having too much sugar ? How long does the 'spike' last and what is the impact on our bodies ? Why do we have sugar cravings ? Is the no-sugar diet something that we should all consider or is that also an unhealthy diet ?
Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose. The "table sugar" or "granulated sugar" most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. Sugar is used in prepared foods (e.g., cookies and cakes) and is added to some foods and beverages (e.g., coffee and tea). In the body, sucrose is hydrolysed into the simple sugars fructose and glucose. Other disaccharides include maltose from malted grain, and lactose from milk. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides or polysaccharides. Some other chemical substances, such as glycerol and sugar alcohols may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Diet food substitutes for sugar include aspartame and sucralose, a chlorinated derivative of sucrose.
Does this makes sense to you or make you more confused ?
So many questions and the more we read the more questions are raised. How do you know what really works for you ?
This workshop is a mix of theory, practical with Q&A time. Learn from dietary educator Zoe MacDonald to understand more about sugar & nutrition and bring along your burning questions.
Zoe is an amazing mother to three lovely kids, has an MSc in Personalised Nutrition and is completing her Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma & Dietary Educator certificate at the CNELM (Centre for Nutrition & Lifestyle Management), accredited to Middlesex University, UK.
Who should attend?
Suitable to anyone interested in understanding more about nutrition for themselves.
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