This is how many Marie biscuits and Lemon Creams you're supposed to eat

2019-01-04 07:05

Maries, Boudoir fingers, and Lemon Creams are sold in 200 gram packs – which are intended for groups of people. Don't do tea solo.

This is how many Diddle Daddle, Big Korn Bites, and Cheas Naks you are supposed to eat

2018-12-31 16:13

If you are eating more than 21 pieces of caramel coated Diddle Daddle popcorn at a time, you're doing it wrong.

Sugary drinks: a big risk for type 2 diabetes

2018-12-22 15:00

Looking at different food sources of sugar and blood sugar control, sugar-sweetened beverages really stand out as having an adverse effect.

I stopped eating refined sugar for 5 days - and gained weight

2018-10-27 09:52

Sugar consumption has directly been linked to a range of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure - and most importantly obesity.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

2018-09-19 10:24

The tax on sugary drinks amounts to 2.1 cents per gram of sugar. It represents an 11% increase on a can of Coca-Cola.

Will sugar and chicken define an election?

2018-08-19 11:21

If the decision by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to raise the import duty on sugar was intended to placate all levels of the industry, it failed dismally.

This is why you should consider quitting sugar

2018-08-17 16:51

We all know we should eat less of it. Too much sugar rots your teeth and makes you pile on the kilos.

WHO Commission criticised for failing to include sugar taxes in new report

2018-06-07 13:18

While a new WHO Independent High-Level Commission report calls for tobacco and alcohol taxes, it fails to do the same for sugary drinks.

Coke drinkers on new sugar tax: 'Leave our sugar alone!'

2018-04-03 17:30

Many consumers understand that South Africa's high burden of disease is caused by excessive sugar consumption.


This is how many Rascals, Cream Caramels, and Wine Gums you are supposed to eat

2019-01-03 08:44

Warning: Cream Caramel and wine gum lovers may find the following images disturbing.

This is how many Smarties, Jelly Tots, and Liquorice Allsorts you're supposed to eat

2018-12-27 15:30

We can confirm that the nasty online rumour – that a single serving of Smarties is 17 Smarties – is wrong. But not by a lot. And if you think that's bad, best not to look at the Allsorts.

A local dietician’s guide to healthy eating for diabetics

2018-11-14 12:09

Midrand-based dietician Jacinta Ndubane shares her top food tips and gives advice about what to eat if you’re diabetic.

13 fruits ranked by how much sugar they contain

2018-10-27 09:50

While fruit is undoubtedly good for you, it's easy to forget the high sugar content they might have. Here is a ranking of fruits based on sugar content.


2018-08-31 12:00

AS WE wrap up Women’s Month, it’s important that we take notice of the health of Mzansi women.

Sugar price rises to protect local industry

2018-08-19 11:09

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies this week endorsed a massive hike in protection for the sugar industry following a recommendation from the International Trade Administration Commission.

Parliament welcomes sugar tariff increase

2018-08-17 16:14

Minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday that he endorsed the recommendation that import duties on sugar should be increased to $680/ton.

Zim livid as Coca-Cola reduces sugar content in iconic local drink

2018-06-14 05:15

Zimbabwean social media has been abuzz after the Coca-Cola Company changed the ingredients of the iconic drink Mazoe, which Coca-Cola says is in response to calls for a limit on sugar consumption.

Tongaat Hulett whacked by strong rand and low sugar prices

2018-05-30 12:53

Tongaat Hulett recorded a 16.1% decrease in operating profits and a 37.2% decrease in headline earnings.

A study of more than 17,000 people found that one type of drink is linked with a higher risk of death

2018-03-24 09:36

Drinking sugary beverages could be like sipping on a liquid recipe for death, according to a recent long-term study. They may be worse than eating sweet foods.

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