28 Nov '12, 9am

So do you really think your freshly-squeezed fruit juice is healthy?

So do you really think your freshly-squeezed fruit juice is healthy?

We all love the taste of sugar. There is something about the delicious, syrupy sweetness of maple syrup, honey and the sweet buttery creamy richness of a cupcake frosting. Research has shown that sugar is also highly addictive, stimulating the same neurotransmitters in the same way as alcohol, cocaine and other drugs do. It doesn’t get any better: sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, which are used in most processed foods, are linked to obesity and increased risk of heart disease. "Just because a product is natural, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is good for you. " When we hear of healthier alternatives, we tend to get excited and hope that we won’t need to give up our sweet indulgences. After all, sweeteners like gula Melaka (palm sugar), agave nectar, raw sugar and maple are being marketed as healthy sugar alternatives as they are natural and less processed. Just bec...

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