Sugar

Naturally occurring sugars and 'free' sugars have a profoundly different effect on health. Source: Julia_Sudnitskaya/Getty Images

The difference between natural and ‘free’ sugars

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

We all know that eating fruit is better for us than eating doughnuts. One is essential to keep us healthy, the other, perhaps, nearly essential to avoid. However, both doughnuts and most fruits are high in sugar, an ingredient widely considered to lead...

Sugar addiction affects many people in the UK, according to the Public Health Collaboration. Source: Andrii Shablovskyi/Getty Images

Addressing sugar addiction - What the industry can do

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The overconsumption of sugar can lead to many health conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as mental health conditions such as depression. Some experts have suggested that it could be an addiction, similar to alcohol or cocaine....

Kellogg's Special K line up has been reformulated to contain around 20% less sodium. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s 12-month quest to reduce salt in Special K

By Gill Hyslop

After a year of tinkering around, the breakfast cereal giant’s food developers have successfully reduced the sodium content in its Special K cereal range by around 20% – without dramatically changing its iconic flavour profile.

FMCG Gurus says consumers will actively seek out snacks that cut back the sugar. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Consumers continue the war on sugar in 2021

By Gill Hyslop

The pandemic has brought the topic of health to the fore of consumer minds, prompting many to make changes to help boost their overall wellbeing. Will Cowling, marketing manager of FMCG Gurus examines what steps they will take to avoid sugar in 2021.

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Sugar reduction scheme a ‘Soviet-style diktat’

By Oliver Morrison

Critics have rounded on the UK government’s voluntary sugar reduction plan -- which calls for a 20% cut from the food industry in key products by the end of this year -- after a report revealed it is heading for failure.

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Guest article

War on sugar to intensify as a result of COVID-19

By Gill Hyslop

FMCG Gurus forecasts there will be an increased focus on sugar reduction as consumers look to improve health after the long lockdown, writes Will Cowling, marketing manager of the market research firm.