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High Fructose Corn Syrup

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 | Food
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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.

Orange Soda Taste Test: The Psychologically Twisted Results

Posted 10.25.2013 | Taste

We're hanging our heads at the No. 1 result, guys.

Is Sugar Toxic? What Latest Research Says

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

Our very first experience of exceptional sweetness—a dollop of buttercream frosting on a parent’s finger; a spoonful of strawberry ice cream inste...

Will European Requirements for Labeling GMO Foods Survive New Trade Negotiations?

Michael Lipsky | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Michael Lipsky

There are strong reasons to believe that GMO crops are inconsistent with building long-term sustainable agriculture. Labeling would allow consumers to register their views on the environmental consequences of GMO foods in the marketplace.

The Health Report You Never Read (But Should Have)

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Basically, the committee said, in no uncertain or wishy-washy terms, that we have a huge problem and its name is sugar.

To Lose and Keep Off Weight, Turn Off Your Body's 'Fat Switch'

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

Most people don't think about fat insects or hibernating animals when they talk about the cause of obesity, so it's refreshing to see a book that tackles obesity as a normal process that all animals have learned.

Fruits, Nuts, and Friends Like These

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The statement that fructose is toxic is, simply, false. Fruit contains fructose. Honey, which has been part of the human diet since the Stone Age, contains more fructose than glucose. Saying that fructose is toxic but fruit is not is like saying that democracy is evil, but the United States is fine.

Sweet Nothings, Bitter Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have great respect and appreciation for the Times, and a fair portion of both for the insights of foodie/journalist Mark Bittman. But I have just about none of either for the combination of the two represented in an editorial by Mr. Bittman in the Times this week declaring sugar toxic.

Smarter Chimps, Smarter Machines, Dumber Humans

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

Whether its our genes, environment or food today, our intelligence seems to be going down, while we are now discovering that chimps are smarter than we once thought.

Why Everyone Is Right -- And Wrong -- About Obesity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No one thing is wrong with the prevailing American diet, and no one-nutrient-at-a-time remedy will right it any more than a single part represents the whole elephant in the room. We need to see that elephant -- and develop a better recipe.