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  • Added sugar is worse for your body than salt.

    Added sugars are a fact of life if you eat pretty much any processed foods, and we knew that wasn’t good news. But a new study revealed that in the battle of white powders, added sugar is even worse for us than added salt. More

  • Alain Ducasse, the Top Chef in France, is Cutting Meat Items from His Menu

    France is known for its food, and perhaps no chef is better known than French chef Alain Ducasse. He’s got the Michelin Stars to prove it—21 in total—more than any other chef currently alive. But he’s doing the almost unthinkable. Alain Ducasse is dropping much-loved French meat staples from the menu at his three-star restaurant at the luxury Plaza Athénée hotel. More

  • Sugar: The Bad, The Ugly, and How to Avoid It

    We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it’s also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don’t always paint the complete picture. Let’s take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff. More

  • Is Sugar Killing You?

    A recent study found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. A recent study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk death from cardiovascular disease. The new study is significant because previous studies have linked higher intake of added sugar […] More

  • Is sugar addictive?

    It’s a white powder that makes you feel great. You crave it, and after eating some you usually want just a little more. You know it’s bad for you, and you can stop any time. Really, you can. More

  • Drinks that are Low in Sugar: Sass Up Your 8 Glasses!

    Getting those eight glasses of water per day can be a little bit tricky, especially if you’re not a fan of plain water. Replacing some of your water servings with drinks that have a little bit of carbonation or flavor can help make those eight glasses more attainable and fun! More

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    Oxfam Slams Coke, Pepsi Sugar Land Grabs

    Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods are the world’s biggest producers and buyers of sugar are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, says Oxfam in a new report issued today. This is no small issue. According to a press release yesterday, the global sugar trade is worth about $47 […] More

  • The (Hilarious) Truth About Vitaminwater

    If you’re trying to choose a healthier drink but want something with a little more pizazz than plain ol’ water, you might reach for a Vitaminwater thinking that it’s a reasonably healthy alternative. Think again. More

  • Cutting Back on Sugar for Your Health

    Confession time! I have a pretty rabid sweet tooth. It’s super hard for me to resist anything chocolate, and if we keep sugary treats in the house, I tend to go way overboard. How do you cut back on sugar without feeling deprived? More

  • Can your diet cause you to overeat?

    Why is it that we tend to eat foods like french fries and cookies until our belts pop, but that doesn’t happen with carrot sticks and apples? More

  • Sunday Funny: Cadbury Eggs

    Easter is just one week away, and that means those sugary Cadbury Eggs are absolutely everywhere. The hilarious xkcd uses those sugar bombs to put other sweet treats into perspective. More

  • How healthy is that fruit drink?

    If you’re a regular reader here, chances are soda’s not your thing, and if you do enjoy a sodapop, moderation is the name of the game. But did you know that those fruit drinks on store shelves can actually contain more sugar than soda? More

  • Is Corn Syrup Worse for You than Sugar?

    In case you needed another reason to look out for high fructose corn syrup in your travels, though, a September study in the journal Metabolism took a look at how our bodies metabolize HFCS vs. how they handle sugar, and they found that participants who drank corn syrup-sweetened soda pop absorbed more fructose than those who drank a sugar-sweetened version of the same soda. More

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