Sugar is Poison. True or False?

Sugar is Poison. True or False?

Not all calories are the same. Eating 200 calories of broccoli will have a different impact on your health, and possibly your weight, compared to eating 200 calories of candy. We all intuitively understand this, but nutrition researchers have had … Continue reading

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The Truth About Agave Nectar

The Truth About Agave Nectar

Agave nectar is a sweetener with a health halo that’s not necessarily justified. It’s not that agave nectar is worse for you than sugar, but then again, it’s probably no better. Agave nectar is derived from Agave plants grown in … Continue reading

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Is Honey Really Healthier Sugar?

Is Honey Really Healthier Sugar?

When food companies want to entice consumers to buy their sweetened products, they use terms such “Honey sweetened”. Sometimes they do this even when sugar is the main sweetener, and honey is barely present (hello, Honey Nut Cheerios). This is … Continue reading

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Why Do People Get Hangry? (Hungry and Angry)

Why Do People Get Hangry? (Hungry and Angry)

Do you ever get “hangry”? This relatively new buzzword describes a situation where hunger drives normally calm people to become irritable, rude, and illogical. As a result, arguments with loved ones erupt. Voracious junk-food consumption is also a frequent and … Continue reading

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Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Fooducate community member @sunsky16 messaged us with a question that many of you may be asking yourselves: “Is Sugar Found In Fruit Bad? I heard bananas are bad for you because of the high amount of sugar, is this true?” … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

A small study has demonstrated a marked difference between the consumption of two different kinds of sugars often found in foods and drinks. Glucose and fructose are both monosaccharides, the most basic unit of carbohydrate. Table sugar (sucrose) is made … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Misleading Claim on This Cereal Package?

Can You Spot the Misleading Claim on This Cereal Package?

Chex is hiding something from consumers. In its updated product packaging for Chex Vanilla, there are many bold claims. One of them is a lie: Gluten free No artificial colors No artificial flavors No high fructose corn syrup To help … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

1. Honey is the only human food that insects produce. 2. After collecting nectar from flowers, bees return with full stomachs to the hive, where they will turn the sweet juice into honey. The bees add an enzyme to the … Continue reading

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Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

In a breakthrough study published in Nature this week, scientists from Israel’s Weizmann Institute have demonstrated how artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and diabetes. The bottom line is that even if artificial sweeteners do not directly harm us, they … Continue reading

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