Flavoured milk has a staggering amount of sugar added to it: a 600mL carton of chocolate milk contains 60g sugar (equivalent to 15 teaspoons sugar), which is almost as much as a same-sized bottle of Coke.
We all know that manufacturers add sugar to those sorts of beverages. But a quick look at the nutrition panel of an unflavoured milk seems to indicate that it contains sugar too – around 5g per 100g. This leads to the question – does milk contain added sugar? This question
Just last month the Heart Foundation released updated dietary advice on full-fat and reduced-fat dairy. For healthy Australians, the Heart Foundation now recommends full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese as well as reduced-fat options. This moves away from earlier advice that recommended only reduced-fat dairy for heart health. So what’s behind this latest change? And what does this mean for people with high cholesterol, heart disease, or who are battling with weight? For those Au
Asparagus comes into season with the start of spring, and regular harvests continue through to November. Like most green vegetables, asparagus is high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in calories (just 16 calories for 75g or 3-4 spears). It is a particularly good source of vitamin C, folate and potassium too. Green asparagus is the most popular variety in Australia. It derives its colour from the process of photosynthesis as the spear emerges from the soil into direct