Sugar

Putting Sugar on Trial

Last week at this time, saturated went on trial – in both criminal and civil cases. Because the separation of saturated fat from the company it keeps in actual foods is virtually impossible in realistic trials of dietary alternatives, and because of the higher standard of evidence applied- the jury …

There’s a Sugar Shock Ahead, in a World That’s Eating Smarter

Cutting back on sugar? So is much of the world.<p>The change can be attributed to several factors, according to a new report from Rabobank, including …

Business

The One Grain You Shouldn't Eat After 8pm For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

There's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't reach for a nighttime snack that can help you feel satisfied before bedtime, But, while many carbs can …

Weight Loss

This Healthy Candy Tastes Great and Won't Ruin Your Diet

This Candy Tastes Incredible and Won't Ruin Your Diet<p>Yes, you heard that right: healthy candy.<p>Candy has always been my weakness. Sour, gummy, fruity, …

Eating

How champagne could be ruining your smile

And not just thanks to the sugar content<p>We all know the golden rules of looking after our teeth; brushing twice a day, switching to an electric …

Government’s sugar tax does not go far enough, health campaigners say

<b>Health campaigners have insisted that the government ‘must try harder’ with its plan to cut childhood obesity.</b><p>A sugar tax will be introduced in April …

Obesity

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health correspondent<p><b>Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government's drive to tackle child obesity in England.</b><p>Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day.<p>It could see the size of …

Obesity

[Analysis] UK’s childhood obesity strategy, a blueprint for EU countries?

Just last week, the influential healthy eating campaigner and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver claimed the UK’s plan was “awful”.<p>"What’s even more scary …

European News

Does It Really Matter Whether or Not Your Sports Drink is Organic?

Here's the breakdown of how they both impact your health<p>You've heard people say it thousands of times: organic products are healthier than their non-organic counterparts. So you probably think the organic sports drink you've been downing after your workout is better for you than the regular stuff. …

Nutrition

'We don't have any backroom meetings,' Health Canada says as Food Guide consultations end

Health Canada says it isn't using evidence funded by vested interests in Food Guide revamp<p>Health Canada is facing pressure from medical advocates to …

Pizza and crisps makers urged to reduce fat to tackle childhood obesity

Public Health England widens focus from cutting sugar as children are copying adults in consuming too many calories per day<p>Public health bosses are urging food manufacturers to make chips, pizzas, crisps and burgers healthier, opening a second front in efforts to tackle childhood obesity.<p>Public …

Childhood Obesity

Together at last – milk and sugar, in dissolvable capsules

Those little plastic containers of coffee cream may not look significant on their own, but when you consider how many of them are used and discarded …

Martin Luther

How 'Natural' Is Stevia, Anyway?

It's a philosophical debate, really.<p>When it comes to sugar-alternative sweeteners, stevia is set to take the market share in 2017. And one of the reasons it’s so popular is that sweeteners using stevia leaf extract are touted as being “natural,” containing “no artificial sweeteners.” But how …

Cane versus beet sugar–A difference?

As a result of yesterday’s post, readers asked questions about sugar. Here’s one:<p><b>Q: Is there a difference between cane and beet sugar?</b><p>A: It …

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Sugar and Protein Don't Get Along

Having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more …

Nutrition

Hormel's Applegate bacon goes sugar free

You may not have even known there was sugar in your bacon, but Hormel Foods Corp. is creating a sugar-free version in its Applegate brand …

Minneapolis

Soda-Tax Boosters Speak Out

<b>(CBS) —</b> While opponents are mounting efforts to repeal Cook County’s new tax on sweetened beverages, backers insist it is still very much needed …

Bill de Blasio

Dietitian: What happened when I went a month without sugar

I honestly thought cutting added sugar for 30 days wouldn't be all that difficult. Boy, was I wrong.<p><b>OPINION:</b> As a dietitian, I've heard of every …

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Yes, There's a Way to Get Rid Of Junk Food Cravings— and Here's How to Do It

It all comes down to how often you give in<p>Want to keep your Cheetos cravings in check? Your go-to strategy might be wrong: Eating just a little of your favorite snack doesn’t help reduce your cravings at all, a new study in the journal <i>Obesity</i> suggests.<p>Researchers had 367 people who were trying to …

Weight Loss

Turns Out, Sugar-Free Bacon Isn't Any Healthier (Boo)

Applegate has launched a new product to try to appeal to a wider array of shoppers: sugar-free bacon, which also happens to be gluten-free.<p>The brand, …

Bacon

A month without sugar: One dietitian’s day-by-day tell-all

As a dietitian, I’ve heard of every crazy diet. No dairy, no carbs, no sugar, no tomatoes, no gluten, no fat — you name it, I’ve heard of it (and …

Canadian News

Advertisers decry Canada’s proposed restrictions on marketing food to kids

A group representing Canadian advertisers is criticizing proposed restrictions on marketing food and beverages to children, saying that suggested changes to policy go too far.<p>Health Canada’s consultations on how it should approach restricting advertising “unhealthy food and beverages” to kids began …

Advertising

Should soda be taxed like cigarettes?

Cities like Chicago are implementing a steep tax on sodas and other sweetened drinks to encourage residents to make healthier choices and help fill …

Western Massachusetts

What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film 'What the Health'

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, <i>What the Health</i>, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and …

Nutrition

War on Sugar Has Food Giants Vying to Make Stevia Tastier

<i>Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter.</i><p>Over the past decade, a little-known herb 200 times sweeter …

Business

Fruit: Weight Loss Friendly or Fattening?

It’s common knowledge that fruit is one of the staples of a healthy diet.<p>It’s incredibly nutritious and packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants …

Nutrition

Before you pick up that energy drink, read this study

by Zlati Meyer<p>Energy drinks could be a gateway to cocaine use, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public …

Australian News

What's Really In Fake Maple Syrup?

Spoiler alert: a lot of fake sugar<p>Many people prefer fake maple syrup, the stickier alternative to the concentrated sap from sugar maple trees. In a …

Breakfast

How the food industry is conspiring to make you fat

The scent of baked goods wafts towards you as the supermarket doors glide open. Your stomach rumbles and your mouth waters at the sight and smell of so much food.<p>Approximately 40,000 products are available in an average North American supermarket.<p>Despite your best intentions, you succumb to the …

Food Industry

5 Carbs You Shouldn't Be Eating For A Flat Stomach Over 30

A healthy diet should consist of a balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates — but not all carbs are the same. If you are trying to lose weight, and …

Eating