Artificial Sweeteners

19 AUGUST 2015

Slash sugar in your diet without going into shock

From the sweetener you stir into your morning coffee to the after-dinner dessert you can’t resist, the amount of sugar you consume between breakfast and bedtime adds up quickly.

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14 AUGUST 2015

Is diet soda making you fat?

Forget the idea that diet soda is a good alternative to the regular stuff if you’re trying to lose weight.

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5 AUGUST 2015

This Is Your Brain On Sugar

Being able to make complex dietary choices is an incredibly important skill in this age of crowded supermarkets and high fructose corn syrup. Wading through all of the available information is often half the battle.

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24 JULY 2015

Added sugar: Don’t get sabotaged by sweeteners

Take this easy first step: Next time you’re tempted to reach for a soda or other sugary drink, grab a glass of ice-cold water instead.

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24 JUNE 2015

Soda drinks may make children more aggressive and distracted

Soft drinks may cause young children to become aggressive and develop attention problems, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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17 JUNE 2015

Consumption Of Artificial Sweeteners Associated With Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease

“It is not uncommon for people to be given messages that artificially-sweetened products are healthy, will help them lose weight or will help prevent weight gain,” says author Susan E. Swithers of Purdue University.

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15 JUNE 2015

Why Are We So Addicted To Sugar?

“Candy is dandy, particularly to Americans, who spent $32 billion on sweets in 2011; per capita consumption was 25 pounds. Formerly a luxury item for the rich, candy became affordable with the decline of sugar prices and rise of mass production in the 19th century. The word itself comes from qandi: Arabic for a sugar confection.” – Rich Cohen

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10 JUNE 2015

Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain?

Artificial sweeteners appear to disturb the body’s ability to count calories and, as a result, diet foods and drinks may wind up encouraging weight gain rather than weight loss, an expert contends.

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7 JUNE 2015

Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers’ Extra Pounds

Preschool children who regularly have sugary drinks tend to pack on more pounds than other youngsters, a large study of U.S. children suggests.

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14 MAY 2015

Skepticism Needed When Buying Foods Labeled ‘Healthy’: Expert

Clever food labeling can fool well-intentioned consumers into believing that foods labeled sugar-free, fat-free or whole-wheat are healthy choices, a dietitian says.

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