Tag: artificial sweeteners

Nutrition News: Chipotle Goes GMO-Free, Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, and The Reason Your Diet Is Doomed

by in Food News, May 1, 2015

 GMO-Free Burrito Bowls, People

Calling all burrito lovers! Chipotle has announced that it has eliminated all genetically engineered ingredients from the food it prepares. The New York Times calls the move “a first for a major restaurant chain,” but notes that it is yet another milestone in the move by many companies to remove GMOs from the foods they offer consumers. “Over the years, as we have learned more about GMOs, we’ve decided that using them in our food doesn’t align with [our] vision,” the company said in a detailed explanation on its website. “Chipotle was the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in our food, and now we are the first to cook only with non-GMO ingredients.” Prices may go up slightly as a result, the Times notes, adding that the company will continue to serve soft drinks that may use genetically engineered corn sweeteners. Read more

Update: Health Experts Weigh in on Proposed Nutrition Label Redo

by in Food News, July 23, 2014

nutrition facts label
Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration released details of the proposed nutrition label makeover. Many experts have been weighing in on the new look, trying to determine if the changes will help consumers make better-informed decisions or simply add to widespread confusion about nutrition. Last week, The New England Journal of Medicine published two commentaries from health experts.

Added Sugars, Packaging Buzzwords
The first perspective was written by David A. Kessler, MD, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, author of The End of Overeating and a former FDA commissioner. Kessler believes that the FDA’s proposed changes could help nudge food buyers toward healthier decisions but argues that the new label does not go far enough.

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Sugar-Free Foods: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, May 20, 2011
Artificial Sugars
Artificial sugars may be virtually calorie-free, but should still be consumed in moderation.

They’re marketed as healthier, lower-calorie alternatives to your favorite sugary treats, but are sugar-free foods actually better for you? Well…maybe and maybe not. We’ve got the details on the good and bad of sugar-free foods.

Sugar-free foods: good or bad?

14 Foods the Experts Won’t Eat

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, June 22, 2010

sprouts

Most of the time we tell you to eat everything in moderation, but there are just some foods even the experts stay away from. Ironically, deep-fried candy bars didn’t make the list — we polled both the Healthy Eats staff and nationwide nutrition experts to see which foods they shy away from.

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Taste Test: Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, May 12, 2010

vanilla yogurt

Quick, easy, portable and healthy — yogurt is an all-around favorite snack. But with supermarket shelves stacked with the stuff, shopping for yogurt can get confusing. After some tasting and label reading, check out what we found.

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Baking With Sugar Alternatives

by in Healthy Tips, December 1, 2009

Olive Oil Muffins
Sugar helps make baked goodies puffy, golden brown and moist, but plain granulated sugar isn’t your only option. Whether you’re looking to cut calories, use less processed ingredients or simply change up the flavor, here are some options.

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Healthy Pregnancy: Judgment Calls

by in Healthy Pregnancy, September 24, 2009

coffee cup
There are a few schools of thought about avoiding caffeine, alcohol and artificial sweeteners. Here is how I’m approaching it.

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Sweeteners: Artificial Varieties

by in Food News, February 6, 2009


Everyone knows these little pastel packets you find at restaurants and coffee shops — the artificial or no-calorie sweeteners. We see descriptions like “substitute,” “natural” and “made from sugar” attached to these food additives, but what does it all mean? There is more to these “sweets” than meets the eye.

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