Sugars

7 NOVEMBER 2016

Does sugar fast-track the ageing process?

Sugar is in just about everything we eat, from natural sugars in foods like fruit and vegetables to added sugars in processed foods including soft drinks, cakes and biscuits. In America, sugar consumption has increased 40 per cent since the 1970s.

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31 OCTOBER 2016

Children Are Eating Too Much Sugar, but Halloween Is Not to Blame

Considering that recent reports estimate that the U.S. healthcare system spends approximately $1 trillion every year battling the effects of high sugar consumption, it would certainly be wise to find ways to minimize sugar intake year round.

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11 OCTOBER 2016

Why Liquid Sugar Is the Worst

Added sugar is unhealthy when consumed in excess. However, liquid sugar may be especially harmful. Research shows that getting sugar in liquid form is much worse than getting it from solid food. This is why high-sugar beverages like soda are among the worst things you can put into your body. What Is “Liquid Sugar”? Liquid […]

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23 SEPTEMBER 2016

Artificial sweetener research biased by industry money

Don’t believe what you read about the benefits of artificial sweeteners. That’s the message from University of Sydney researchers whose recent analysis shows widespread bias – and therefore inaccuracy – in industry-funded research into fake sugars. The review, published in the latest edition of PLOS ONE  journal, analysed 31 studies into artificial sweeteners between 1978 and […]

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14 SEPTEMBER 2016

What the Sugar Industry Didn’t Want Us to Know About Heart Disease

For decades, we considered saturated fat and cholesterol to be the demons in our diets when it came to heart disease. It was the message consistently presented by the American Heart Association (they still recommend limiting saturated fat). And it’s what the science pointed us to believe: cut down on saturated fat because it’s linked […]

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7 MARCH 2016

Is There Any Room For Sweeteners In A Healthy Diet?

Most of us primarily think of taste – especially sweetness – in terms of enjoyment, but sweetness is not just another source of pleasure.

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26 FEBRUARY 2016

Added sugar: It’s in nearly everything

Table sugar has been plentiful in American diets since the 20th century. Before then, it was an expensive condiment known as “white gold.”

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22 FEBRUARY 2016

What You Need to Know About Diet Soda and Weight Loss

We’ve all heard about the dangers of excess sugar, and regular soda is the top source in the American diet.

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12 FEBRUARY 2016

Here’s Why Soda Is Even More Unhealthy Than You Thought

On nutrition labels, sugar is just sugar. But when it comes to how the body metabolizes that sugar, there are two very different molecules that make up what we think of as table sugar.

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10 FEBRUARY 2016

Diet Soda Health Risks: Study Says Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Weight Gain, Deadly Diseases

Diet soda may seem like a far healthier alternative to regular pop, but a new study warns that this may not be the case at all.

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