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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What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

Recently, several Fooducate community members have asked us about coconut sugar. So here is a quick rundown for all. Coconut sugar is not produced from coconuts. It is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained … Continue reading

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Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

This is a guest post from Meri Raffetto, RD. Plenty of myths or halve-truths are floating around about the Glycemic Index. Let’s just say it’s a topic that isn’t black and white. Generalized statements can make it tough to make the … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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Coke Calorie Conundrum

Coke Calorie Conundrum

A few days ago we got an email from Bob, who was befuddled by Coke’s Thirty-nine grams of sugar at 4 calories per gram yields 156 calories, right?  So how can there only be 140 calories in a 12 oz … Continue reading

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