Artificial sweeteners – are they safe?

If you are a type 2 diabetic, cutting down on the sugar you ingest is vital for controlling your blood glucose successfully. Over the last fifty years artificial sweeteners, used to flavour food, drinks, dietary supplements and medicines so that they taste sweet, have been introduced. But are they safe? I don’t have the definitive answer but here are some thoughts. Continue reading “Artificial sweeteners – are they safe?”

Processed Food

Despite rumours to the contrary and the shrill shrieks of food faddists, processed foods are not all bad. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine a modern economy and civilisation without the food processing industry and the supermarket chains that distribute processed food products. Here is a balanced view on food processing. Continue reading “Processed Food”