• Healthy slushies at home

    How popular slushie drinks could be piling on the kilos

    • Dec 07, 2018
    • by Gael Myers, James Stevens-Cutler

    While a frozen sugary drink can seem like a cheap way to cool down on a scorching day, these drinks are packed with sugar your body doesn’t need.

  • Don't be sucked in by frozen sugary drinks

    Don’t Be Sucked In – The ridiculous amount of sugar in frozen drinks

    • Dec 05, 2018
    • by Jo Campbell

    While a frozen sugary drink can seem like a cheap way to cool down on a scorching day, these drinks are packed with sugar your body really doesn’t need. There’s definitely better ways to quench your thirst without risking your health.

  • Plant milks

    Going mad over milk

    • Nov 30, 2018
    • by Guest Author

    In the past, it was delivered to your doorstep each day, but now we are faced with half an aisle dedicated to milk and plant-based milk alternatives that we have to make a choice from. So how do the plant-based alternatives really stack up against traditional cow’s milk?

  • Flavoured waters

    Sugary liquid with a healthy spin

    • Nov 15, 2018
    • by Alice Bastable

    At a glance consumers may think they are making a healthy choice by choosing flavoured waters over soft drinks. However, we looked beyond these products’ health claims and promises of functional benefits and found Aussies could be guzzling more sugar than they realise!

  • Lemonade vs a sandwich

    The science of fullness... or why sugary drinks don't fill you up

    • Oct 26, 2018
    • by Gael Myers

    Have you ever heard the advice 'don't drink your kilojoules'? This blog post explores the science behind this claim to help you understand why ditching your sugary drinks habit and switching to water instead can do wonders for your health.

  • Sugar by a different name

    Sugar by a different name

    • Oct 03, 2018
    • by Jenny Atkins

    There are more than 50 names used on nutrient labels for sugar, making it very hard to make an informed decision about what you’re eating. Watch our experts reveal more about sugars in breakfast cereal in an interview with Today Tonight

  • What's hiding in flavoured milk

    Flavoured Milk's sweet additions

    • Jun 07, 2018
    • by Emma Groves

    Flavoured milks can be a popular drink choice when looking for something more substantial than water and hoping to reap the health benefits that milk provides. There is however an overwhelming selection to choose from and plenty that pack a whole lot of added sugar. LiveLighter's latest Flavoured Milk Survey reveals just how much.

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    Weighing in on kilojoules

    • May 21, 2018
    • by Alison McAleese

    Kilojoules: What are they and how do I cut back on excess kilojoules when eating out?

  • sugary drinks

    Sugary Drinks - Time to make real change

    • Apr 09, 2018
    • by Emma Groves

    Given the evidence of the harm associated with sugary drink consumption, perhaps it’s time to reconsider where they are sold and are available for purchase. Take action to reduce their sale at your workplace, local recreation centre or sports club.

  • Michelle Crilly

    "Little goals are the way to go" when it comes to giving up soft drink: Michelle's story

    • Mar 20, 2018
    • by Michelle Crilly

    Young Yorta Yorta woman, Michelle Crilly, features in the new 'Our Stories' campaign sharing her positive experience in giving up soft drink.