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The Secret Names for Sugar You Need to Know

PureWow | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

You're a health-conscious person. You know that sugar is harmful in large quantities but OK in moderation. You also know that includes less-obvious so...

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.

Your Ketchup Addiction Is Basically A Sugar Addiction

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Almost everything tastes better with ketchup. For some, fried foods and the like are mere vessels to transport the delight that is ketchup from pla...

Food Revolution: Think Outside the (Lunch) Box

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

If we can have nut-free schools, we can have junk-free schools. Our nation's schools should be places committed to nurturing bodies and minds, and not teaching lessons destructive to building strong and healthy children.

Driving Your Life: The Shifting Paradigm in Modern Healthcare

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Morena Duwe

Raquel Baldelomar at her home in Santa Monica Like the Age of Enlightenment where intellect flourished, we have entered an Age of Awareness. With...

The Next Big Dessert Trend Is Actually Better For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.07.2015 | Taste

Of all the trends in the dessert world, "low sugar" doesn't sound particularly sexy. But according to some of the country's leading pastry chefs, ...

Uncovering a Dirty Little Secret: Sugar Is Everywhere

Emily Luchetti | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Luchetti

By now we all know that Americans consume more sugar than we should. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), every American consumes 3...

What 2 Weeks of Soda Can Do to Your Heart

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Sugary drinks are linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes -- and the more soda people drink the more likely these outcomes....

A Beginner's Guide To Basic French Macarons

Jessica Kelly | Posted 04.23.2015 | Taste
Jessica Kelly

Fear not, beginner bakers! I think I've found a "go to" basic macaron recipe to help you get started.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Let's Go Back to the Prairie, Yet Again, and Discuss It With Laura

Erica Wides | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

Who do I love to talk about the most, other than myself? Just take a guess. Correct. Laura. As in, Laura Ingalls Wilder! Only my imaginary best friend...

9 Sneaky Sources Of Sugar In Your Diet

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 04.11.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Sugar is not your friend. The average American eats between 150 and 170 pounds of refined sugars a year, according to...

Your Smoothie Bowl Is Probably Full Of Sugar, But It Doesn't Have To Be

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Obsessed with those pretty smoothie bowls blowing up your Instagram feed? Hey, we don't blame you -- but you might want to read this first. If ...

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...

You're Eating Way More Sugar Than You Think

Refinery29 | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living

According to the American Heart Association, women should have no more than 6 teaspoons (25 g) of sugar per day, and men 9 teaspoons (37.5g). But, the...

The Number Of Kids Eating Fast Food Is Falling

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and th...

A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis

Barb Abramson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barb Abramson

I watched my mom suffer with medical issues resulting from diabetes, and I am determined to turn the tide. She died too young at age 81, and I want to be around when my son and his wife have kids (hopefully in a few years). I want to enjoy them and have a connection with them.

Sugar, Maybe Not So Sweet

Karen J. Inwald | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen J. Inwald

Back in 2013, a judge threw out a ban on super-sized sugary drinks that then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attempted to enact. Mayor Bloomberg...

Tricking Parents Into Bad Choices

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Parents usually have their kids' best interest in mind. They want them to grow healthy, acquire eating habits that promote wellness, and have beautiful, strong teeth. So how come kids are drinking so much sugar, an ingredient on the top of the list of foods to consume-less-of?

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.

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?

WATCH: This Is How Much Sugar You Consume Every Year

Fusion | Roberto Grossman | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

Have you ever wondered how much sugar is in your soda? The answer is: more than you think. Way more than you think. Just watch this video and ...

What Part of a Complete Breakfast?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.

Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "The Government's Bad Diet Advice." Unfortunately for Times readers, the op-ed was packed with errors and distortions.

4 Ways To Keep Your Brown Sugar Soft

Epicurious | Posted 05.02.2015 | Taste

If you need soft brown sugar immediately, don't fret!

Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The report by the committee eased certain restrictions (those for cholesterol, total fat, and coffee) and stressed limits for other restrictions (such as those for added sugar and saturated fat).