How could something so sweet leave such a bitter mark on your health? Learn why you should shun sugar and make more nutritious food choices.   MORE
In a Meta-analysis recently published in the British Journal of Medicine (January 2013), the authors reviewed over 30 published trials & 38 published cohort studies related to sugar intake.  Their goal was to identify trends across these 68 publications related to sugar consumption and effect on body weight.   MORE

Taking control of your health is about focusing on carbohydrate foods that are high in nutrients and fiber. That’s why added sugar in any form should be avoided in the weight loss phases of Atkins. No matter what it’s called sugar has virtually no nutritional value.

After years of media reports linking the increasing consumption of high-fructose corn syrup with the growing obesity and diabetes epidemics, the Corn Refiners of America have decided to fight back with a series of misleading commercials designed to persuade you that this stuff’s not so bad after all.   MORE

To ensure that consumers know what is in the foods they buy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that the packaging of every manufactured food product display certain information.

  • Ingredients must be listed in descending order of weight.
  • Labeling must also include a Nutrition Facts panel.
Fructose used to enjoy something of a good reputation as sugars go, largely because, unlike other sugars, it doesn't raise blood sugar very quickly. This property made it a long-standing favorite of diabetics and those who treated them. But like so much other "conventional" wisdom, this turned out to be anything but wise.   MORE
Try this. Pick almost any aisle in the center of the supermarket, close your eyes, then reach out and touch a product. Chances are it will contain added sugar in one form or another.   MORE
Sugar addiction is a term we hear often, and a concept very familiar to those who have embraced a low-carb way of eating. But it remains a controversial and misunderstood concept. On the one side are those who have experienced the cravings and binges associated with sweets and who stand firm in their conviction that they are “addicted” to carbs. These folks also tell us that by embracing a low-carb way of life they have been able to break the chains of sugar addiction that bound them to a life of bingeing, overeating, mood disorders, cravings and unwanted weight gain. ‘Sugar addicts out there should know that it’s not their fault that tasty, sugary or so-called ‘palatable’ foods can trigger biochemical cravings for more”, said Connie Bennett, author of “Sugar Shock!”

Research confirms the long-term advisability of eating foods with a low glycemic rating.   MORE

Everything old is new again.

The latest buzzword in nutrition may be “low glycemic".  You’ve probably heard the term “low glycemic” bandied about in the media and in discussions about weight loss. You may have even come across some food products labeled as such.

The overconsumption of sweet stuff has ruined our eating habits and contributed to obesity and other major health problems.   MORE
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