How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

This is part one of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. Thoughts of outrage, unfairness, disbelief, and ultimately grief consumed me while I was doing this investigation. A list of ingredients … Continue reading

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Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

A groundbreaking study, published this week by the American Academy of Neurology, has described a correlation between consumption of soft drinks (regular and diet) and depression. A decade long research project that included 263,000 participants aged 50 and older found … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. The regulation of how much we eat and drink is a constant battle for many of us.  Our brains and bodies use a combination of signals to indicate “fullness”: sensory … Continue reading

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A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD Did you know the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? At 16 calories per teaspoon, that is adding 352 calories a day. Over a week, that … Continue reading

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2 New Studies: Diet Soda Leads to Weight Gain, Diabetes

2 New Studies: Diet Soda Leads to Weight Gain, Diabetes

Earlier this week, at a conference of the American Diabetes Association, 2 interesting studies related to diet soda were presented. Both reached similar conclusions – Not only will diet soda NOT help you lose weight, it may actually cause weight … Continue reading

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Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

The American Heart Association’s Circulation Magazine just published a report which concludes with something everyone already knows: Consumption of added sugars among US adolescents is positivelyassociated with multiple measures known to increase cardiovasculardisease risk. read more… Researchers from the CDC … Continue reading

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