picnic your way to health

A selection of tasty picnic recipes with no added sugar

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

A healthy diet is kind to your body and your teeth and can also make you feel great! Overconsumption of added sugar is the leading cause of dental decay and is a major contributor to chronic disease, so it makes sense to reduce our intake. Due to the vast number of foods that contain added sugar, cutting back can be …

Escape the sugar rush dinner

How to avoid added sugar at dinnertime

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

Following on from my blog ‘How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime’, this blog will look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for dinner. Many people get home from work in the evening and are too tired to cook so fall back on takeaways or convenience foods such as ready meals, which are often high in added sugar. It is possible …

Avoid the afternoon dip

How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

Following on from my blog ‘How to avoid added sugar at breakfast’, in this blog we’ll take a look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for lunch. For many of us, lunch means grabbing a sandwich from the nearest convenient place, often with a chocolate bar and a packet of crisps, this type of eating can mean consuming large amounts of …

Think before you grab a soft drink!

David Bretton Dental Health Leave a Comment

The term ‘soft drink’ covers a vast array of beverages from carbonated, sports and energy drinks to fruit juices, dilutables and bottled waters. In the UK, we consume around 14 billion litres of soft drinks each year, with children and adolescents being most likely to consume more than any other age group. Here, Dentist, David Bretton, considers the effects of …

Sweet Cravings Part 2

Sugar Cravings – part two!

Becky Hargreaves Dental Health Leave a Comment

I’m just over two weeks into my ‘Ultimate Dechox’ challenge and no one will be more surprised than me to hear that I haven’t actually missed chocolate once! I’ve quickly come to realise that when I was dipping into the biscuit tin or my chocolate stash, I wasn’t doing it because I was hungry – it was just a force …

What's not sweet about sugar?

Sugar – a bitter taste!

Jo Dickinson Dental Health Leave a Comment

I have a confession. I secretly spy on people in the supermarket and watch what they are putting in their shopping trolleys. I think I have shopping trolley envy. Last week, I watched a woman pile pizzas, ready meals, packets of biscuits and jars of pasta sauce into her trolley, with not a care in the world. I began to realise …

Sweet Cravings part two

Sweet Cravings! Part One

Becky Hargreaves Dental Health Leave a Comment

Did you know that nearly 8 in 10 people fantasise about having a sweet treat at least once a day? I would have to admit to craving something sweet a number of times each day and usually succumbing to that urge! That’s why this March I’m taking part in the British Dental Heart Foundation’s ‘Ultimate Dechox challenge’ – cutting out …