Judy’s very own sugar spoon
May on Nourishment Network is carbs and sugar month. Look forward to a few weeks of comment and insight into these important and controversial ingredients. Never is the debate on food and health more heated, confusing and divisive that when it comes to sugar and carbohydrate, so get ready, we may be in for a bumpy ride.
Is sugar addictive? Is it toxic? Do carbs make you fat? Are the guidelines wrong when it comes to carbohydrates? Should we all be eating a low carb diet? Will a tax on sugar help fight obesity?
In all honesty, we will not be providing definitive answers to any of these questions, but throughout the month we will be sharing interesting, powerful, and insightful pieces on sugar and carbohydrates. Our contributors are set to include nutritionists, chefs, food writers, academics, campaigners and many more. All we can promise is that by the end of the month there will have been plenty of interesting stuff to read, and all of you will have learned something.
As usual, we don’t want to change the way you eat, we just want to make you think about food.
- 2nd May 2017 – In our first post of the month, Kate Taylor, Associate Registered Nutritionist and Fitness Coach talks about the people she meets who want to ‘quit’ sugar.
- 6th May 2017 – Blow Something Up. Here, the broadcaster and writer Stefan Gates provides some tips to help teach children about nutrition. Mostly it involves blowing stuff up. An important read for anyone who has ever struggled to interest children in dry nutrition facts.
- 9th May 2017 – Again on the sugar theme, Anthony Warner talks about the difficulty of removing sugar from recipes. Is it just a reluctant industry moaning about change, or is there a point sometimes?
- 17th May 2017 – Diabetes Researcher Claire Marriott talks about blood glucose variability and how it might just be a bit more complicated than some people make out.
- 18th May 2017 – Chef Anthony Warner considers the history of sugar shaming, and why sugar consumption has a strange morality.
- 22nd May 2017 – Natasha Lipman on sugar, chronic illness and wellness. How not every wellness journey ends in sugar-free perfection. A cautionary tale.
- 25th May 2017 – Kate Taylor on the forgotten nutrient that we might just want to think about when cutting out carbs.
- 7th June 2017 -In a new Nourishment Network feature, two sides of a hot nutrition debate go toe to toe. This month, as a slightly belated feature for Carbs and Sugar Month, we are looking at the ever controversial subject of sugar.