Beverage

Soft drinks are a significant source of sugar, according to National Diet and Nutrition Survey data

Sugary drinks tax slammed by nutritionist

By Rod Addy

Renewed calls to attack health problems by taxing sugary drinks have been slammed by a leading nutritionist, who claims cutting portion sizes and sugar content and tackling irresponsible retail promotions would be better.

Campaigners have suggested that a 20p per litre tax on sugary drinks will improve health and save money - but are such ideas realistic?

UK campaigners suggest London soda tax

By Nathan Gray

A suggested 20 pence per litre tax on sugary drinks in London would benefit health and save up to £39 million in healthcare, say campaigners. 

The researchers claim to have discovered why some people have a sweet tooth

Brain mechanism may explain glucose cravings

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

An enzyme in the brain called glucokinase may drive our desire for glucose-rich starchy and sugary foods, according to research in rats from Imperial College London.

Six in ten Britons consider the quality of own-brand groceries equivalent to that of named brands

Most UK groceries are now private label

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Supermarket own-brand groceries account for more than half (54%) of UK grocery sales – driven in part by premium positioning.

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