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Welcome to the course

Welcome to ‘Sweet tooth: understanding sugar and the body’ with BBC Good Food. Hello, I’m Tracey Raye, health editor at BBC Good Food. I’ll be guiding you through this course. …

What’s in a name?

You’re probably already aware that there are numerous sugar substitutes on the market, some are natural alternatives such as honey, some have been manufactured from a natural source, like stevia, …

Natural Sugar Replacements

There’s increasing evidence to suggest it’s the sugar, rather than the fat, in our diets that’s the major contributing factor to growing waistlines. Luckily, there are a number of alternative …

Sugar and How it Affects the Brain

We’ve evolved to seek out sugar, even crave it. Our caveman ancestors had a hard time hunting and foraging for food, so sought out food with glucose that could keep …

How we taste food

Taste is surprisingly complex and involves many senses. Can you think what they might be? The taste of food The taste of food often evokes strong emotions and memories. This …

What exactly is sugar?

Sugar in its truest form is a natural substance that has always been part of the human diet so why then is it such a problem? Let’s delve a little …

What are Free Sugars?

Do you know what we mean when we refer to ‘free’ sugar? How do these differ from other sugars and how do you make sure you don’t consume too many …