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The Shocking Truth About Sugar

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you have a sweet tooth, the real facts about sugar will shock you. Plain and simple, sugar is ruining our nation's health.

Experiments in Happiness: No Sugar, One Month

Shannon Deep | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Deep

Giving up sugar for a month definitely makes me aware that I could totally live without it -- I just don't really want to. It also makes me feel, weirdly, really icked out by the idea of eating a whole piece of cake or drinking a soda.

Creating a Generation of Healthy Adults

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Parents, we are here to influence our children and guide them down a healthy path in life. We need to provide them with healthy choices at home, raise our voices to limit the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks and provide opportunities for them to get off our couches and move.

Experiments in Happiness: No Sugar, Two Weeks

Shannon Deep | Posted 03.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Deep

I'm learning, I guess, to moderate. (Guys, I am such a revolutionary.) I'm learning to not just think harder about what I put in my body but to always think about what I put in my body.

5 Food Switches That Can Make You Look Years Younger

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

Here are five simple food switches that can take years off your appearance. Hopefully you'll find these new foods taste just as good (or even better!) than the foods they replace.

Americans Just Aren't Into Soda Anymore | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.27.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller Published: 02/26/2016 11:39 AM EST on LiveScience Americans appear to be cutting back on sugary sodas and fruit drinks, a new repor...

You May Be Shocked To Learn How Much Sugar Is In Your Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

It should come as no surprise that Starbucks' sweet frappes and lattes contain sugar. But when you learn exactly how much added sugar is in your daily...

In Big Tobacco's Dark Shadow, Big Soda Looks to the Developing World

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

As Americans continue to connect the dots between soda consumption and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other diseases, fewer and fewer Americans are drinking soda. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we choose water over soda, local and state governments are pushing for new taxes and warning labels on fizzy drinks, and Big Soda is generally hunkering in its bunker.

Let's Be Honest, The 'Gilmore Girls Diet' Is Only Good In Theory

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

If you shrieked a little when you found out a "Gilmore Girls" reboot is coming to Netflix, you probably know the show well enough to remember Rory and...

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dariush Mozaffarian | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dariush Mozaffarian

We each have an opportunity and responsibility -- as parents, children, friends, neighbors, business owners, employees, tax payers, citizens, and Americans -- to push the government, food industry, media, restaurants, cafes, schools, and workplaces, and everywhere else we eat, away from the bad and ugly and toward the good.

Todos Santos: What a Nice Surprise... Bring Your Alibis

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're vacationing down at western Mexico's beach resort at Los Cabos consider a visit to the nearby town of Todos Santos.

I Quit Sugar For A Month, Here's What Happened

Tasting Table | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasting Table

With the help of a trained professional and trusted friends, I somehow quit sugar for a month. We're going clean in 2016--and not only because it rh...

Which Is Worse: Saturated Fat or Added Sugar?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

As long as you eat mostly whole foods, mostly plants, you won't need to pick a lesser evil.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Puzzle

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A more straightforward and less puzzling way to tip Americans towards limiting added sugar would have been to provide a recommendation such as: "choose drinks that contain no added sugars (most of the time)" and "eat sweets and desserts infrequently."

2015 Dietary Guidelines: A Plate Full of Politics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I won't mince words: In my opinion, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, just released today, are a national embarrassment. They are a betrayal ...

Sugar Is Not Only a Drug but a Poison Too

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Because it can be difficult to completely cut sugar out of our diets, the least we can do is eat the minimum amount and opt for natural alternatives. If you are going to eat sugar, make sure it is the natural kind found in fruit.

Why We Were Sweet on Sugar Alternatives in 2015

Epicurious | Posted 12.22.2015 | Taste

In response to the increasing demand for alternatives to refined white sugar, unrefined sweeteners have become commonplace on grocery shelves. But this year, the conversation shifted in a way I can totally get behind: we started focusing on these sugar alternatives for flavor.

Your Daily Sugar Allowance, Pictured in Different Foods

Thrillist | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Anthony Schneck @AnthonySchneck Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist The World Health Organization made news by declaring bacon (and other processed...

National Parks' Bottled Water Sales Ban Is Bad Policy, Damages Public Health

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Goldstein

It comes down to this: If we want to reduce the number of plastic bottles sold in parks, then let's ban the sale of all plastic bottles, those containing only water and those filled with liquid sugar.

This Is Why You're 'Addicted' To Sugar

By Cate Matthews | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Being able to make complex dietary choices is an incredibly important skill in this age of crowded supermarkets and high fructose corn syrup. Wading t...

Sugars Added to 68 Percent of Foods: Here's How to Slash It

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The proposed label changes were up for public comment until the end of October, and the final decision will be out soon. If it passes, already motivated people will have a chance at making better-informed sugar choices.

Don't Call Me a "Sanctimommy" Just Because I Care About My Kid's Food

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Over the weekend, Salon published a provocative piece, "Stop telling me I'm poisoning my kids": Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitl...

Here's What Happened When I Cut Out Alcohol and Sweets for 40 Days | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

After the initial adjustment of the first week, I was no longer walking to the vending machine or my corner store for my 3pm must-have-sweets-now break. It was honestly awesome to not feel that need.

What's The Difference Between Corn Syrup And Sugar?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of sug...

A Sugar Scientist Reveals 6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the...