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Obesity

Some worrying statistics have come out of the UK which shows where the contribution to our sugar intake comes from. The statistics are particularly concerning for children. The situation has gotten so bad that several countries (France, Hungary & Mexico) have imposed taxes on sugary goods, particularly soft drinks. Use healthy sugar alternatives to reduce the impact on our lives...
Help Our Kids Help Our Kids
We at Naturally Sweet Products want to help change the way our kids drink too much soft drink and WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. We have recently teamed up with Kidspot, Australia's #1 parenting site, to help educate parents that there are some good tasting alternatives to what our kids might wish to drink and we WANT YOUR HELP...
  Is Australia beating childhood obesity?Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data has shown rates of obesity in children flattened out between 2008 and 2012. This prompted Professor Tim Olds, from the University of South Australia to declare that the war on childhood obesity is being won. But is this really the case? 1 in 4What the figures reveal is that one...
Childhood obesity is a striking problem in the developed world, and as parents we need to consider how we can keep our own children from adding to the ever-growing obesity statistics in Australia. Unfortunately, because there is more and more processed, ready-to-eat food available in stores, and because we have less time to devote to our children on a daily...
Imagine you sit down to enjoy your favourite low fat yoghurt... You know it has far fewer calories than the standard yoghurts at the supermarket, so you don’t feel guilty about eating one. After you finish it, you realize you’re still a little peckish, so, with the understanding that these yoghurts are very low in fat and quite healthy, you...
The following is an extract from the Global Stevia Institute: "At the Global Stevia Institute, we recognize that the safety of any ingredient is paramount. Stevia, a natural origin, no-calorie sweetener, offers many benefits including the safety support of rigorous scientific research and evaluation. Today, stevia is used around the world in thousands of foods and beverages.  We recently summarized...
It’s a tragic fact: Australia is dealing with an obesity epidemic. Along with obesity, we’re seeing a significant increase in heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers. Unfortunately, there seems to be no easy solution. Now, three of Australia’s most influential health groups are pointing the finger at sugary soft drinks. The Heart Foundation of Australia, Diabetes Australia and the...
Have you ever considered banning your children from drinking sugary beverages such as fizzy soft drinks, fruit juice or sweet dairy blends? Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young believes that parents should try and avoid giving their kids these types of drinks. Commenting on her report, the Health of Queenslanders 2012: Advancing Good Health, Ms Young said that the rising...
SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, the only all-natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, carbohydrates and glycemic index, is committed to raising awareness of childhood obesity and promoting nutrition. Studies show that one of the best ways to teach children about healthier eating is to involve them more in food choices. A significant part of the current nutrition/fitness movement is aimed at involving...
Research suggests that many parents worry about their weight, with results from the latest AIA Australia Healthy Living Index revealing that 78 per cent of women and 64 per cent of men would like to lose a few kilos. Chances are these same people pay attention to what enters their mouths, and try to consciously make healthy choices. There is...
Stevia and Xylitol fans may be interested in the latest campaign by Weight Watchers, 'Plate of Our Nation'. The weight management company is putting the spotlight on people's relationship with food in an attempt to tackle the obesity epidemic. Weight Watchers intends to challenge unhealthy habits that have become the norm among younger generations, such as overeating and watching too...
If you are fond of microwave meals and takeaways, then you may be finding it hard to trim down in time for summer or keep your cholesterol levels in check, even if you think you make healthy choices! This is because many foods are high in 'hidden' calories and additives that can be a source of extra, unnecessary ingredients like...

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