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Amazing Mishri or Rock Sugar Benefits: It Is More Than Just A Mouth Freshener

It is a pleasure to binge on some extra saunf (fennel seeds) and mishri (rock sugar) after having an elaborate meal at a restaurant while paying your bill. The two delights come as excellent mouth fresheners as well as amazing digestives. While fennel seeds may have gotten their share of limelight, it is the mishri or rock sugar that also deserves our attention. It may be tiny ... Read More »

‘Good’ Fat May Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

                  A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat — a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat — may also help to keep blood sugar stable in adults. “Brown fat takes up so much glucose that we wondered whether brown fat could affect the concentration of ... Read More »

Will a tax on sugar cure obesity?

(Fotolia) Thirty-five years ago, I warned readers about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption and labelled sugar the “white devil”. The sugar industry was not amused, and complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons that I should be disciplined. I won, after a trying, difficult battle. How things change. Five countries currently have a sugar tax. Now the British ... Read More »