The Sugar Counter for Health
Dr Elizabeth Roberts
The Smart Person’s Guide to Hidden Sugars
As the dangers of sugar, especially added sugars, are becoming more apparent there has never been a greater need to be able to know how much sugar we are consuming. There are many types of sugar but only two of them, fructose and glucose, are associated with obesity, diabetes and other health problems.
In this practical handbook Elizabeth Roberts lists the total sugar content of over 3,000 common foods and, uniquely, identifies the total amount of sugar (as well as the individual amounts of the differing types of sugar) to allow the reader to judge the health implications of their diet.
Instead of depending on the information stated on food packaging Dr Roberts draws on the 2015 CoFID database, the most up-to-date scientific guide to the sugar actually in your food, and breaks it down into the healthy naturally occurring sugars and the unhealthy added sugars.
This fresh approach and her practical guidance will allow readers to take charge of their health. The Sugar Counter for Health includes a full guide to reading food labels and what to look for on a list of ingredients.
Dr Elizabeth Roberts is a state registered dietician, with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters degree in Health Care ethics. She currently works as a community dietician.
“Helping shoppers decode food labels so you know exactly what you’re buying and eating… As the dangers of sugar, especially added sugars, are becoming more apparent there has never been a greater need to be able to know how much sugar we are consuming.”