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Shocking New Anti-Obesity Weapon

Newser.com | Posted 03.18.2014 | Weird News

Tequila could play a role in fighting obesity, and it doesn't involve getting people so drunk they forget to eat, researchers say. Natural sugars foun...

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...

Seventeen Tequila Sunrises

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.28.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I asked modern-day mixologists for their new takes on this now-controversial, much-mocked classic cocktail. I now give you Seventeen Tequila Sunrises:

Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 08.05.2012 | Food
Colleen Mullaney

We want our cocktails to be low in calories, but high in taste, color, and texture -- a happening in a glass. These summer sippers are high in fun factor, and light enough in calories to enjoy all summer.

5 Myths About Everyday Foods

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it's hard to tell the fact from the fiction. Certain foods get a reputation as "bad for you," whereas others get promoted as "natural" or "good for you" when they are really not.

Why We're In A Tequila Renaissance

Menuism | Posted 07.01.2012 | Food
Menuism

It's true: tequila has a bad, bad reputation. And it's well-earned; tequila's history is dubious, complicated, full of scandal and poor behavior. But, all of that is in the past.

Tequila 101

Liquor.com | Posted 12.07.2011 | Food
Liquor.com

Contrary to popular belief, tequila is not cactus juice. The spirit is distilled from blue Weber agave. (And for the record, it should never come with...

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.

Tequila Grows Up and Gets Real

Jennifer Ceaser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jennifer Ceaser

Tequila's reputation has long suffered in the U.S., where it's mainly been thought of as a way to get as drunk as possible as quickly as possible. That's changing though, as premium tequilas have made their way across the border.

Sip, Don't Slam: A Dozen Aged Tequilas To Savor

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.04.2012 | Food
Tony Sachs

It must be getting awfully crowded in the highlands of Jalisco, the Mexican state where the blue agave from which tequila comes must, by law, be grown.

Tequila Industry To Tackle Its Huge Waste Problem?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

a new company is hoping to tackle the incredible waste coming from distilleries, taking on everything from composting to renewable energy production a...

This Sweetener Is Far Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

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

Most agave "nectar" or agave "syrup" is nothing more than a laboratory-generated super-condensed fructose syrup, devoid of virtually all nutrient value.

Debunking The Blue Agave Myth

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Agave nectar syrup is a triumph of marketing over science.

Detox for Fun and Profit

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

There was no way I was going to do two detoxes in a row, so I decided that in a very unscientific way I would do them simultaneously. This is not as unsound as it sounds.

The Tequila Industry: A Model for Conservation?

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Cosier

For centuries farmers have been roasting, fermenting and distilling the agave plant's roasted heart to brew what many consider to be the national drink of Mexico: tequila.

5 Things You Didn't Know Were Biofuels

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When talk turns to biofuels, it often soon turns to food shortages next. Biofuel doesn't have to be made from food staple crops, though. Here are fi...