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7 Things You Didn't Know About Stevia

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

As you probably know from the very particular way you take your coffee, not all sweeteners are created equal. The market is booming with sugar substit...

Education and Credible Science Are Keys to Fighting Obesity

James Rippe, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Rippe, M.D.

While I agree with the Sugar Association's Dr. Charles Baker in his recent blog that we should approach the obesity epidemic armed with knowledge, it appears the only thing the Sugar Association wants to do is exonerate its product and cast blame on other sweeteners.

Hysteria About Sugar Doesn't Help -- Knowledge Does

Charles W. Baker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles W. Baker, Ph.D.

When critics surreptitiously lump high fructose corn syrup into their attacks against "sugar" in an effort to make the attacks seem more potent, a serious disservice is done.

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 ...

PHOTOS: 12 Sweeteners You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

A century ago, sweets got their treacly punch from ingredients like honey, molasses or even table sugar. Today, a glance at the ingredients on the pac...

Coke Announces First Stevia-Sweetened Cola

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Coca-Cola announced on Wednesday plans to sell the company's first stevia-sweetened Coke product, Coca-Cola Life, in Argentina beginning this week. ...

How to Determine the Best Alternative Natural Sweetener

JJ Virgin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

I looked at the science behind four of these popular sweeteners to determine which ones you can safely incorporate into your diet and which ones need to go the way of those nasty artificial sweeteners.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

Fight Over Sweeteners Is About Profit, Not Health Issues

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A group of food companies has filed a lawsuit against the Sugar Association, a trade group representing the sugar industry, for making false claims in advertising that allegedly caused loss of profit and other damages.

A Bitter Sweetener in Baby Formula

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Taking a crop high in arsenic and concentrating it down into a syrup and then putting that into baby formula sounds like a terrorist plot on a TV drama. Unfortunately, it's actually happening.

The Not So Sweet News About Sugar

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Even if we were to isolate sugar as public health enemy number one, its regulation would draw us into challenging subtleties.

How Sweet It Is -- The ABCs of Sweeteners

Laura Kumin | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC
Laura Kumin

I love foods that are sweet-and-sour, sweet-and-salty, or just plain sweet. From sugar in baked goods to honey in my cranberry sauce and tea, sweeteners are an important part of my pantry.

BEWARE: Liquid Calories That Add Up

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Ditching that regular soda and switching to a diet version may not be the perfect fix-it healthy solution. Research shows that both versions may lead to disease.

Is Sugar Toxic?

The New York Times | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has bee...

The Deadly Neurotoxin Nearly EVERYONE Uses Daily (VIDEO)

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Concerned scientists and researchers fought and were successful in keeping aspartame out of the food supply for over 10 years, and many of those still alive continue to speak out against it today.

Sugar or Sweetener? Your Body Knows What's Right

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Many clients I see in my practice have come to believe that artificial sweeteners are a healthier way to satisfy their cravings for sweet. Unfortunately, they're not.

America's Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You With Name Change

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

It's hard to believe such a hazardous chemical would be allowed into the food supply, but it was, and it has been wreaking silent havoc with people's health for the past 30 years.

Navigating the Business of Sugar

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Derek Beres

Sugar need not be the devil in the food industry; there is a good reason our bodies crave it. But when we saturate ourselves with anything, physically or mentally, we become dependent on it.

Can Stevia Solve Our Obsession With Sweetness?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

As obesity continues to top news stories and consumers become more conscious about the source of our food, these two ideas seem to be a marketing dream scenario: a miracle ingredient!

Corn Syrup Sales Sour As Americans Try To Eat Healthier

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Fans of natural foods have tried for years to push the ubiquitous sweetener high fructose corn syrup off Americans' dinner tab...

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

A Dangerous Spin On The Cancer Risks Of Sugar-Free Sweeteners

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

In 1975, a FDA Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on the toxicity of aspartame, revealing suppressed evidence on the toxic and carcinogenic effects of aspartame.

The War of the Sweeteners

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Michael McCarthy, a former linebacker, and current chief executive of NXT Nutritional Holdings is used to taking hits. But now he is trying his luck in a much riskier arena: Wall Street.

Why Is It Easier To Buy A Gun Than High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Is high fructose corn syrup a drug? Will people soon figure this out and start producing manipulated corn syrup in their bathtubs under the cover of night?