Health & Nutrition
Amidst increasing rates of diabetes and obesity, we know how important your health, and your family's health are to you. That's why we've done our research and provided you with relevant information on health and nutrition. Our caring nutritionist will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
What is sugar?
Sugar is a sweet, soluble, nutritional dietary carbohydrate obtained from sugar cane, which acts as a primary source of energy.
What is raw sugar?
Raw sugar is a tan to brown crystal obtained from clarified sugar cane juice, which is processed to make white or brown sugar.
What is Huletts SunSweet Sugar?
Huletts SunSweet Sugar is raw sugar. We have named it "SunSweet" because its colour and sweetness is determined by the sun. click here
What is Huletts White Sugar?
White Sugar is produced by dissolving raw sugar crystals and crystallising the purified syrup, thus making white sugar 99.9% pure - the purest food known to man. click here
Why is sugar used as an ingredient in so many processed foods?
Sugar not only acts as a sweetening and energy agent, but it is also fundamental as a preservative. It contributes to the bulking and flavour of food and it holds moisture, which enables food to have a longer shelf life.
What is Golden Syrup?
Golden Syrup is a concentrated liquid mixture of sucrose, which is made by redissolving raw sugar in water and converting the sucrose to glucose and fructose. click here
What is treacle?
Treacle is a composition of final molasses and syrup, which makes the product more palatable. click here
Does sugar make you fat?
For most people, the body prefers to store fats and burn carbohydrates, which invariably means that weight reduction is the result of eating a wide variety of foods including sugar, which forms part of a balanced diet.
Do we need sugar in our diets?
Nutritionists consider carbohydrates to be the primary source of energy. Sugar is an excellent source of carbohydrates and provides many of the nutrients needed by the body to supply energy. As with any food, moderation is the key to a healthy diet.
What are non-nutritive sweeteners?
Non-nutritive sweeteners are sugar substitutes. They have no calories and provide no energy to the body. Most do not break down in the body as sugar does. click here
What is Huletts SUGAlite?
Huletts SUGAlite is a Low GI, reduced kilojoule sweetener that replaces sugar on a weight-for-weight basis in home baking. For more product information, click here
Why is SUGAlite a Low GI product?
SUGAlite behaves like a fibre in the body. SUGAlite is made from polyhydric alcohols that are not recognised by the body. Therefore, it is only partially metabolised and does not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. SUGAlite has an extremely low GI and will dramatically lower the GI of baked goods and confectionery, making these goods suitable for both diabetics and slimmers.
Is it safe to use SUGAlite?
There are no health hazards linked to using SUGAlite. However, because SUGAlite behaves like fibre in the body, excessive consumption may cause gastric discomfort such as flatulence or have a laxative effect. SUGAlite is, in fact, a proven prebiotic and ensures overall intestinal health.
What is the Glycaemic Index?
The Glycaemic Index (GI) is simply a ranking of foods on a scale from 1 to 100 according to their immediate effect on blood glucose levels. It is a physiological measure of how fast, and to what extent, a carbohydrate food affects blood glucose levels.
What do Low GI foods do?
Low GI foods release glucose slowly into the bloodstream and do not over-stimulate insulin production.
What are the benefits of a Low GI diet?
- A Low GI diet reduces one's appetite for quick sugars and carbohydrates, thus avoiding a blood sugar spike
- It can help to control established diabetes
- It can help people lose weight
- It can help lower blood lipids (reduce cholesterol easily)
- It can help to reduce the risk of heart disease
- It improves insulin sensitivity and efficiency
- It can minimise the hypoglycaemic effect of sudden intense exercise