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High Fructose Corn Syrup

Sugary Drink Trick Helps Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Scott Alexander and Puck | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Alexander and Puck

We all reach for sugary drinks from time to time. Some more than others. But who can blame us? They are discretionary calories that just taste so darn...

Sugary Beverages Are Killing Us All

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Here’s today’s not-at-all-shocking-but-still-soul-crushing news: Sugary drinks kill 180,000 people per year. The high-fructose-laced find...

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...

Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Justin S. Rhodes

More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.

There Are 1,000 Percent More Avocados Available In The U.S. Than 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste

The times, they are a changin' -- and with that, so are our diets. A new infographic from Vox writer Danielle Kurtzleben examines the food pattern...

What's The Difference Between Sugar And High Fructose Corn Syrup?

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living

High fructose corn syrup has been a somewhat mysterious ingredient ever since the 1970s. It was introduced to the market at a time just as corn fa...

Hershey Poised To Make A Major Change To Their Iconic Chocolate Syrup

AP | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about The Hershey Co. exploring the replacement of high-fructose corn syrup with sugar, The Associated Press, rely...

Kids and High Sugar Die-ts

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Ferroni

If we are going to reverse this epidemic before it is too late, we must provide children with the knowledge to make healthy choices at young ages. Otherwise, who cares if kids know arithmetic and social studies if they don't live past their 35th birthdays?

The Bitter Facts Of Sweet Drinks

Kenneth Davis | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenneth Davis

Even if you believe government has no role banning large sodas or taxing sugar, do yourself a favor -- cut sugary drinks out of your diet. It could be the difference that saves your life.

Say Yes to Sweet but No to HFCS

Emily Luchetti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Emily Luchetti

Isn't it okay to have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup every now and again? Why is Emily Luchetti against fun? These are all questions that I'm sure you're asking yourself.

High Time for a High-Fructose Detox

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS...

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

Diabetes: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

The medical community should be in the forefront of directing patients toward better, natural foods, and, if need be, advising that any diabetic contact a certified nutritionist to help guide them away from diabetes.

Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Unfortunately for food companies, the Internet genie is out of the bottle and there's no turning back. So instead of commissioning studies that demonize the Internet, social media and/or "moms with food fears," food companies should take to heart the one simple lesson to be gleaned from the many recent successes in Internet food activism: Consumers want transparency.

Dear Surgeon General: We're Fed Up, Let's Act on Sugar

Gretchen Goldman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Goldman

By far, the biggest challenge I faced during my sugar challenge was the simple task of determining whether something had added sugar or not. I read labels, asked wait staff, and did online research and still was not always confident that I was eating something sugar-free.

Sugar-Coated Science: The Sugar Industry's Strategy to Encourage Your Sweet Tooth

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Canon

Sugar is killing you. Or at least it is making you a lot less healthy. America's love affair with sugar has been linked to increases in heart disease,...

Here's Why Soda Is Even More Unhealthy Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

On nutrition labels, sugar is just sugar. But when it comes to how the body metabolizes that sugar, there are two very different molecules that make u...

Fed Up Spotlights the American Sugar Epidemic

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

Fed Up is an excellent documentary; it's the latest in shocking truths about our food in America from Atlas Films with producers Katie Couric, Laurie David, Heather Reisman, Regina Kulik Scully and Michael Walrath, directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

5 Things The Girl Scouts Can Do To Step Up Their Food Game

Cathy Erway | Posted 04.04.2014 | Home
Cathy Erway

Might this affect whom the Girl Scouts partner with and how they run their operations? Maybe. Either way, the troops would be better informed about the cookies they're selling (and eating).

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama Wins Big Against Powerful Corporate Interests | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama announced sweeping changes to the "Nutrition Facts" label on most packaged foods on Thursday, marking a major ...

As Food Labels Get Closer Look, Ingredients Vanish

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished. As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, f...

Chick-Fil-A Removing Artificial Dye, High Fructose Corn Syrup

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Chick-fil-A says it's removing high-fructose corn syrup from its white buns and artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings as par...

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar and is in every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink. Purging it from your diet is the single best thing you can do for your health!

Cutting Food Stamps Hampers the War Against Obesity

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

For the health of those vulnerable Americans, there needs to be more funding, not less. A stout body type used to be a sign of wealth, but not anymore.