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The National Academy of Sugar

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marty Kaplan

It's hard enough to keep up with changing nutritional guidelines. But unless you're an expert, it's damn near impossible to tell the difference between independent research and research ginned up by trade groups and marketers.

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The good news is that when you start to eat less sugar your body will stop craving it. I suggest you don't try to change everything at once, just slowly add one good habit at a time and you'll notice that the bad habits go away.

Kellogg Announces Plans To Ditch Artificial Ingredients

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Kellogg has plans to ditch artificial colors and flavors in its cereals and snack bars by the end of 2018, the 109-year-old company announced on ...

What You Should Really Choose Between Diet And Regular Soda

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Artificial sweeteners are linked with cancer, right? Turns out, it's not quite that cut and dry. Most of the research into the sweetener-cancer ...

What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Only about 8 percent of people stick to their New Year's resolution. Food writer Megan Kimble is one of them. Back in January of 2012, the then-26-yea...

The War on Sugar and How We Can Win It

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

Today, nearly 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. For decades, Washington has been focusing on fighting the obesity epidemic without properly picking the right battles.

10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

While we know that sugary drinks such as soda and sugar-sweetened cereals such as Fruit Loops are a main culprit of added sugar, it is often surprising to people when they hear that sugar is also lurking in breads and salad dressings. So what can we eat without too much added sugar?

Anna Almendrala

Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Influenced National Health Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

We've long known that many industries work hard to influence federal research and policy, putting profit before the public health. And now, recently u...

The Most Addictive Foods, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living

It's easy to claim we're "addicted" to foods like the donuts from down the street or our beloved Thai takeout. But while the concept of food addiction...

Here's Why Nutrition Labels Should List Added Sugar

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

“It’s definitely easy not to be aware how much sugar you’re consuming," says the University of California, Davis' Kimber Stanhope. In the la...

Packaged Toddler Foods Often Have High Amounts Of Salt And Added Sugars

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In the U.S., commercial foods for toddlers often have high amounts of sodium or added sugars, a n...

Anna Almendrala

Why Counting Calories Won't Help You Lose Weight

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" mor...

Anna Almendrala

If You've Already Cut Out Sugary Drinks, This Should Be Your Next Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

When Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo entered medical school in 1995, only one in ten teens had the beginning signs of diabetes. Now, 19 years later, one i...

How Wholesome Is New York's Official State Snack?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

Proclaiming yogurt as an official state snack is a terribly misguided proposal since the majority of yogurt on the market today is full of added sugars. The saddest part is those yogurts marketed to kids tend to have the most added sugars.

WATCH: 'The Food Industry Hijacked Our Kitchens'

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Klein Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., thought Betty Crocker was real. But Betty Crocker and other convenience food products instead symbolize th...

This Family Ate No Added Sugar For An Entire Year

Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schau...

Does Added Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Have a Future?

Eden Walker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Walker

There's an undeniable link between sugar and ill health, yet food and drink producers insist on sugarcoating everything to the point that they're actually adding it to water, and consumers can't get enough... because sugar can be addictive.

Rachel Tepper

A Bunch Of Lab Mice May Have Just Proven How Bad Sugar Is For Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications puts forth shocking new claims about the detrimental effects of sugar intake at levels ...

Ah, Sugar Sugar

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane's definition of a perfect ménage-a-trois would be to have sex with Now Husband, while another man spoon feeds her coffee Haagen Dazs.

WATCH: How Much Sugar Is Really In Your Food?

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Sugar in food isn't always obvious. When you're eating savory items, for example, you don't necessarily expect much sweetener in the ingredients. So o...

Is Your Soda Killing You? Why Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right

Adam Bosworth | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Mary Poppins may have had the best intentions in mind, but if "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," the new mantra is "no sodas today keeps the doctor away."

Sweet Nothings

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The time has come for the Food and Drug Administration to reevaluate the safety of sugary drinks. That's what the Center for Science in the Public Interest, several dozen nutrition experts, seven local health departments, and 15 nonprofit organizations have asked the FDA to do.

Meredith Melnick

Does Too Much Sugar Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Dr. Robert Lustig is the anti-sugar man. In his popular YouTube lecture, ...

Sugar By Any Other Name: How The Sweet Stuff Hides In Your Food

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

If you keep up with health news, you probably know to look out for added sugar in your diet -- a major culprit in the growing rates of obesity, diabet...

CDC Report: Kids Are Consuming Too Much Added Sugar, Mostly From Food

Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living

The good news? Children have cut down on the amount of added sugar they eat, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...