Tag: sugar

Farewell, My Sweets: The Sugar Shunning Trend

by in Trends, May 31, 2014

If fat was the star dietary villain for the past few decades, sugar is quickly stepping up to take its place. The sweet stuff figures prominently in the recent documentary Fed Up. There are websites, such as I Quit Sugar, devoted to eliminating sugar from the diet. And several books published this year chronicle or advocate similarRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 17, 2014

In this week’s news: Mondays get even more meatless; the world learns what happens when a household bans sugar (hint: a book deal); and coupon-clipping takes a healthier turn. Hitting the Beach — and the Tofu Why book Canyon Ranch when you can visit Grandma in Boca? Earlier this week, the Florida city announced thatRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 7, 2014

In this week’s news: The World Health Organization doesn’t sugarcoat its advice; fruits and vegetables feel the love (even in school cafeterias); and food labels get ready for their makeover. No More Sweet Talk Studies have associated sugar with everything from headaches to heart disease, and yet most of us still get 18% of ourRead more

5 Surprisingly Sugary Foods

by in Healthy Tips, February 5, 2014

It may not surprise anyone that a 20-ounce bottle of soda can contain anywhere from 15 to 22 teaspoons of sugar per serving, but sugar is also lurking in less obvious places. The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines suggest no more than 10 teaspoons a day of added sugar, but if you’re not paying attention, those spoonfulsRead more

5 Pieces of Diet Advice You’re Better Off Skipping

by in Diets & Weight Loss, January 2, 2014

When the New Year comes and weight loss promises made, diet advice soon follows – and lots of it. Wade through the sea of dieting advice by ignoring these 5 suggestions.

3 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

by in Healthy Tips, November 26, 2013

Many people are addicted to sugar, even if they don’t realize it. Sugar is hidden in cereal, bread and sauces. It’s poured into desserts, soda and coffee drinks. It lurks in processed foods in many forms (syrups, cane juice, fructose and turbinado, to name just a few). Consuming all of this sugar increases our desireRead more

5 Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings

by in Healthy Tips, September 16, 2013

Trying to reach for healthy snacks but the sugary treats are calling you? Use these strategies to help douse that sugar-fueled fire. Kick the Artificial Habit Research suggests that folks who consume large amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase their likelihood to crave other sweet foods and pack on the pounds. Trying to cut backRead more

Ask the Dietitian: What’s the Difference Between Added and Natural Sugar?

by in Ask the Experts, June 18, 2013

What’s the deal with all they types of sugar out there? Are all sugars created equal? And are all sugars bad?

How to Cut the Sugar from Summer Drinks

by in Healthy Tips, May 20, 2012

We consume over three times the daily recommended amount of added sugar each day, and sugary beverages are one of the main contributors to this sugar overload.