Monthly Archives September 2013

“Healthy Drinks”

There was an article in the DomPost on Saturday about so-called healthy drinks.  It opens with “Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain”. While there is very little dispute over the amount of sugar and dangers in soft drinks it is enlightening that so called “healthy drinks” are finally being recognized for what they are.  A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice may contain up to 6 oranges or 12 blocks of carbohydrate.  I have had people come to see me who say “I have

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Carbohydrate Addiction

The latest North & South (September 2013) has an excellent article about carbohydrates titled “Carbohydrate Addiction is Real – and it’s killing us”.  It states that “the number of obese people in the world is now greater than the number who are starving” which is something I wrote about in an earlier blog.  Along with the obesity is the huge increase in people suffering diabetes.  In China there are 90 million people with the disease and in India 908,000 people died from related causes in 2011. In New Zealand the statistics are just as frightening with the ever growing costs of

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