REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE LABELLING AND ADVERTISING OF FOODSTUFFS

The Noakes Foundation comments:  FOODSTUFFS, COSMETICS, AND DISINFECTANTS ACT, 1972 (ACT No.54 OF 1972) REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE LABELLING AND ADVERTISING OF FOODSTUFFS Recently the Department of Health has Gazetted a document for public comment. This document aims to make changes to the way food items are labeled in South Africa. These proposed changes, called […]

National Candy Month: Revealing the Sweet Deception

National Candy Month has been celebrated in the United States every June since its establishment by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) in 1974. The NCA is a trade organization that has contributed to over $42 billion in retail sales by distributing candies, chocolates, and confectionery products. As a result, the United States boasts the largest […]

How much sugar is in your breakfast cereal?

On a recent podcast, Breakfast on Jacarandafm, Martin Bester discussed how much sugar is surprisingly hidden in our favourite breakfast cereals. Most of us have a beloved breakfast cereal from our childhood that we enjoyed every morning as part of our daily diet, some of the more popular ones being Coco Pops, Rice Krispies and […]

Sugar hidden in plain sight

You may be attempting to remove sugar from your diet by cutting out the main culprits namely, cakes, cookies, pastries and other sweet treats. This is a great way to start reducing your sugar intake, but once you have removed those foods from your diet you are probably still eating far more sugar than you […]

How to reduce sugar…a step-by-step guide

I am ALWAYS shocked by how much sugar people generally have in their pantries (Even in their bedroom cupboards, cars, handbags and kids’ lunchboxes). I am ALWAYS horrified by how much sugar I once consumed…even straight out of the sugar jar! My journey towards removing processed foods and refined carbs from my and my family’s […]

The Sugar Lowdown

For years, there has been much debate on the topic of fats within our diets. We were pressed to banish all fats from our diet in the fear of increasing our risk for conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more. However, as time progressed, and new evidence has emerged that fats are not the culprit […]

The Noakes Foundation’s Position on Natural Sugar Substitutes

Obesity and diabetes have risen dramatically over the past few decades and have now reached epidemic proportions. The consumption of sugar has been one of the biggest contributors to the development of these diseases. At the same time, consumption of added sugars has risen dramatically over the past few decades and this has had a […]

Should birthday cakes be allowed at school?

Welcome onto this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast. Brad Brown has a good question regarding birthday cakes for kids. He finds out from Prof Noakes what his view is on kinder gardens and junior schools allowing parents to bring cakes for every child’s birthday. Could this be part of a bigger problem? Are […]

Sugar-free drinks and Insulin – how they work together

Welcome to today’s edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast. We’ve spoken about sugar and sugary drinks a lot on the podcast. Also, we’ve chatted about diet sugar-free drinks, the fizzy drinks. Brad Brown finds out from Prof Noakes if there is an insulin response when drinking sugar free fizzy drinks? If you would like to […]

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