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Singapore Becomes The World’s First Country To Ban Sugary Drink Adverts

3 Mins Read Last Thursday, Singapore announced that it would become the first country to place a total ban on all sugary drink advertisements as a part of its “war on diabetes”. This ban will apply to all adverts on newspapers, online channels, television and radio and mass media. With diabetes on the rise in Singapore and Asia […]

January’s Best Health & Wellness Buys

4 Mins Read It’s January so eating clean and pumping ourselves with nourishing superfoods, strengthening proteins and healthy breakfasts is what it’s all about! Below are the health & wellness products we can’t live without this month. Jack & Sparrow Naturals Barrel Of Greens Super Greens Blend Don’t have time to wash, rinse and chop tons of spinach and […]

The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Cakes & Cupcakes For Delivery – Organic, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free & Soy-Free

5 Mins Read Editor’s Update: Most of the below businesses have changed or closed- please visit our updated article: 852 Gluten-Free Baked Goods Guide – Cakes, Cupcakes, Breads & More Remember the days when the only baked treats available were full of processed white flour and artificial colorings and those looking for cleaner options had to try their hand in the kitchen […]

Asia’s Sweetener: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Sugar

4 Mins Read With the holiday season coming up, it’s hard to avoid the sugary highs that are ubiquitous during the festivities. Cakes, puddings, cookies, it’s a sweetness fest out there. But as we are always banging on about, white sugar is simply not good for you. However, there is no need to be a total grinch. You […]

Are You Eating Too Many Fruit-Vegetables?

4 Mins Read Fruits are natural, nutritious and delicious right? This is what we have been taught. But what is a exactly is a fruit? And why are they so yummy, exactly? Green Queen clears up common misunderstandings after an in-depth chat with our friendly resident scientist, Karen Stollberger. What is a fruit, exactly?  Biologically, a fruit is the […]

The Very Scary Truth About Agave

3 Mins Read Sweetener Story  First came the war on sugar. White sugar = Very Bad.  While many of us still consume it, we know we shouldn’t. It’s almost embarrassing to add it to your morning coffee, especially when your colleague proudly affirms: “Coffee? I take it black.” Then came the attack on artificial sweeteners. Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin […]

Processed Foods vs Cocaine: Which Is More Addictive?

2 Mins Read Last week, Green Queen shared 10 reasons why readers should avoid sugar as much as possible in their diet. One of the reasons mentioned was that sugar follows the same pathways in our brains as heroin does. The shocking article Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine in Growing Body of Scientific Research published on Bloomberg News a […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Say NO To Sugar

3 Mins Read 10 Reasons Why You Should Say NO to Sugar   We are all somewhat aware that sugar isn’t good for us. But do we actually have any idea why? Can we list out any solid anti-sugar reasons? Not to worry, Green Queen to the rescue. Here are 10 reasons why you should avoid sugar as close to […]

How To Candy-Negotiate With Your Kids on Halloween

3 Mins Read I grew up in the USA and while I don’t adhere to everything that’s “made in America, ” Americans do win hands down when it comes to celebrating holidays. Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween! You name it and they know how to celebrate it! I get quite nostalgic thinking about my daughter growing up in […]