Where fat-free is pretty clear-cut, low-fat can mean a lot of things. Are you talking about a percentage, a weighed amount, grams of fat per portion, or are you comparing the product of interest to a similar product? Most countries have their own standard for what can be called a ‘low-fat’ product. The world of online recipes does not necessarily follow the rules of any country, which can make things confusing and sometimes even misleading.
Nutrition and Health
Most people enjoy a sweet taste and for that reason, a lot of our food products contain an ingredient that enhances the sweetness or adds this taste. The obvious ingredients that most of us recognize as sweeteners are table sugar, honey, maple syrup and for instance agave nectar. [Read more…] about Sugar Synonyms and Sweeteners
On a lot of products you read ‘no added sugar.’ Does that mean the product is sugar-free or does that mean that the amount of sugar in the product is just minuscule? The answer to this question varies per product but is very easy to find when you know where to look. [Read more…] about What is Added Sugar?
All of us that have a sweet tooth, we have to face it; the things we love so much will never be as healthy for us as vegetables or fruits are. That does not mean you should live on a diet of carrots and blueberries alone. There might be room for improvement, though, especially when it comes to the things we indulge with! Having the intention to make healthy food choices is great. Making sure your diet contains everything you need and not a lot of what you don’t need, is much more challenging. The first thing to look for when trying to make your recipes healthier is the nutritional value of your ingredients.