• Which healthy supermarket products contain sugar?

    IT’S TOUGH TO BE ME. I’m stuck in supermarket isles for hours just reading all the product labels. But, just because I am always holding up the traffic, doesn’t mean you have to! Read on for label information on sugar content in random products. First, Some Science! LET’S SAY YOU MAKE ALL THE ‘HEALTHIER’ CHOICES IN A SUPERMARKET, how much sugar are you still taking in? Probably more than you were hoping for. ON THE PACKAGING, IT OFTEN SAYS something like: “4 grams of sugar (5% of Recommended Daily Allowance)”. I’ve got no idea where this information is coming from, because as far as science (that I know of) is…

  • Where to shop for healthy ingredients in The Netherlands?

    Two days ago I received an e-mail from a reader (yey!) about which ingredients in regular supermarkets fall into the category of truly healthy. Although I buy my groceries in The Netherlands all the time, it is a bit of a challenge to summarise it all in one post. But, there’s no end without a beginning, so here I try to start this new era of posts about how to buy healthy ingredients. For starters, here are a few guidelines on how to know how to make healthier choices in the Dutch supermarkets: 1. Consider finding a regular provider of organic vegetables. If you live in the west of The…