Tagged as Sugar

Many experts link drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages to weight gain and related conditions such as type 2 diabetes. But do diet drinks made with -artificial sweeteners- also contribute? A recent study showed that consuming artificially sweetened beverages with carbohydrates could boost our risk of insulin resistance, but not at all in the way the researchers thought they would. Artificial...
August 10, 2020
Alzheimer's disease is the -most common form of dementia. While a single direct cause is still not entirely known, there are some things scientists are learning that may aid in the prevention. Sugary snacks, starchy foods and processed meats aren’t the healthiest options. But could these foods also increase your Alzheimer's risk? - The Apparent Sugar and Alzheimer's Link - Consuming too much sugar...
July 13, 2020
Sugar can be downright divine. Just thinking about all the sinful, sticky, gooey possibilities can get our mouths watering. Humans and animals alike are -programmed- to love the sweet stuff, but too much of it may trigger a nasty spiral that can be difficult to escape. Excessive sugar consumption can cause changes to the brain similar to those caused by drug addiction, leading to cravings, binges and...
July 1, 2020
You would be hard pressed to find a person who is not aware of the dangers of too much sugar.  Warnings are given pretty much anywhere you turn and yet, Americans on average consume 153 grams of sugar a day. That is the equivalent of 6 chocolate bars, or more than a quarter pounder made completely out of sugar. That places the U.S. among the world’s top consumers of sugar, at approximately 123 pounds...
May 6, 2020
If you haven’t heard of kombucha, get your wow face on! It’s a fermented tea that’s loaded with probiotics, a tangy great taste, and can be sweetened with fruits or combined with other superfoods such as algae to have even more health benefits. Because the kombucha is fermented, it’s carbonated so it has that fizziness you love just like soda. Here’s why you replace soda with kombucha. It’s Healthier!...
February 26, 2020
How much sugar do you consume each day? You might be surprised by how much of the sweet stuff is sneaking into your diet, without your consent. Hidden sugars are rampant in the food industry, -especially in ultra-processed foods. But the good news is that new FDA labeling requirements may help. Under the new requirements, food manufacturers must specify the amount of added sugar in most products. Since...
February 21, 2020
Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day (estimates vary, depending on which study is consulted); this translates to about -66 pounds of added sugar per year. However, some people are consuming much more than that, maybe even twice as much. Some Starbucks' drinks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink,...
October 31, 2018
For years, many diets have claimed that eating fruit is just as bad as eating candy, because of the sugar - but that -may not be the case. Most American adults consume toxic levels, or - more than 50 grams - of added sugar, each day. What many don’t realize is that not all sugar works the same way in our bodies—and - where - that sugar comes from is likely far more important than how many servings...
June 11, 2018
I have noticed that more and more businesses keep a small bowl of candy in reception areas and on countertops. They are practically becoming part of the décor. The other day, while waiting for my hairstylist, a woman marched over to the obligatory bowl of candy, snatched up a fistful of candy and announced, “I need some sugar!” She was not a diabetic in distress; she was not faint from not eating. She...
April 19, 2018
We, as a nation, have a sweet tooth. But we know that sugar is making us fat and very unhealthy. Luckily, we have other ways to sweeten things. Let's talk about our "sugarless" options, what we should be using and what we need to ditch! - The bad: - High fructose corn syrup - Agave nectar - Saccharin - Aspartame - Sucralose - The first two we will talk about are high fructose corn syrup and agave nectar....
December 26, 2017