Digesting calories and fatty foods for healthy options is great for our bodies and backs.
But can the alternative taste as good as the real deal? Do something . . And do nothing. I tried a selection and found the best group, while our beauty editor put Braw Serum to the test.
With Jane Atkinson.
Thank you – I was shocked by Bonra’s statement. Derived from the fibers of woody plants, it looks and tastes like sugar, only slightly softer and sharper.
I used it in recipes and no one noticed. This alternative, widely called birch or xylitol, is also good for your teeth.
No bitter taste, 40% fewer calories than white sugar, no extras or bleaching. Bonraw Silverbirch natural xylitol, £ 4 for a 225g recycling tub, ocado.com.
Ketchup – I prefer it over well-known brands. Real good tomato ketchup contains only 5.7 grams of natural sugar and 0.32 grams of salt per 100 grams – not bad when some ketchup contains 22 grams of sugar and 1.8 grams of salt.
Made with all natural ingredients, it’s a little thicker, darker and less sweet. I love it – and now I serve the whole family, without complaint.
10 2.20 for a 310 gram Scoozy bottle, realgoodketchup.com.
Coking spray – There is nothing better than a doll of butter but at 102 calories per tablespoon, it rises quickly.
Grovy Food Company’s Butter Flavor Spray is a great alternative to just one calorie per square.
Good for dairy free, baking, frying, roasting and more.
99 1.99 for a 190 ml bottle (which lasts for ages), groovyfood.co.uk.
With Gabriella Stein.
Budget – Bare Mineral Strength and Length Serum Gel (£ 18, 5ml, bareminerals.co.uk): Promises full confidence in eight weeks.
The textured rod allows coating to each hair, easy application. Red clover and strong peptide help thicken the brow.
I used it twice a day, morning and night, but I can’t say I noticed a big difference. Clean, vegetarian, non-cruel and available in three colors as well as clean.
MID – RE: BROW booster serum, (£ 50, 10ml, rebrow.co.uk): Filled with nettle leaf, rich in vitamins and minerals to strengthen hair, while pea sprouts and ginseng to stimulate hair growth Activate the follicle.
I applied it at night with a soft brush applicator and the brows were significantly thicker and longer after eight weeks.
A micro needle roller – purchased separately in 15 – helps the product sink deeper into the hair follicles and skin for better results. My favorite of the three.
Luxury – Fast-flowing serum, (£ 37, 3ml, escentual.com): Aims to nourish and thicken in 60 days.
Combine the six ingredients, including keratin, sweet almond juice and polypeptides.
I used it twice a day and after about six weeks there was a significant difference in the thickness of my eyebrows.
This tube does not last long, so you need to buy it more often than others here. But it works.