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Bee Keeping Tradition Threatened in Eastern Turkey

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Eastern Turkey is famous for its pure honey. The nectar comes only from wild mountain flowers and the native "Caucasian" bees are never given any sugar to increase production. But this bee and way of life are under threat.

Grains of Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.

Diabetes Treatment Should Focus on Metabolizing More of the Sugar in the Blood for Best Results

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

For a very large percentage of people with Type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do to manage their diabetes, followed closely by being more careful with what they eat.

Children Are Eating Too Much Sugar, but Halloween Is Not to Blame

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

While there is certainly reason to be concerned with American children's sugar consumption, our focus should be on the staple foods and beverages that are relentlessly marketed to them, not an annual holiday.

We Live In A World Where Salads Have More Sugar Than Donuts

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

You know something is wrong with the food industry when you can buy a salad that contains more sugar than a donut. That's one finding in a recent ...

Healthier Halloween Snacking -- Some Tricks to Employ When Selecting Treats

Deb Lewison Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Lewison Grant

In the spirit of setting a good example for my children, my colleagues and promoting healthier options, here are a few ideas to keep in mind when thinking about what you want to be feeding yourself and your children during the trick-or-treating season:

Scapegoats, Saints and Saturated Fats: Old Mistakes in New Directions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won't help us any either. All who share a concern for eating well and the health advances that can come from it must band together to renounce the perennial branding of this, that, or the other food component as scapegoat or saint.

How to Quit Sugar

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

I am so sick of the "grab an apple when you want chocolate!" advice about sugar cravings. This obviously doesn't work -- when I want a brownie, a freaking handful of raisins just simply is not going to cut it.

McDonald's Halloween Trick: There's No Pumpkin in That Latte

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

Claiming that this drink is "pumpkin spiced" is misleading, if not an outright lie, but it is all too common for a food industry that bases marketing and product sales on an array of inaccurate and false claims.

7 Steps To Break Free Of A Sugar Addiction

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

While most of us know that sugar is not the best substance to load our body with, many individuals struggle with tactics in actually breaking free of their addiction to sugar -- and yes, it can truly be an addiction.

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.

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The food landscape in America is bleak, but the landscape in your home is of your own design. Here are a few ways to lay the groundwork for healthy habits.

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.

How Do You Measure Up in the Kitchen?

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

There are a million ways to scoop a cup of flour. How do you do it?

Does Added Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Have a Future?

Eden Walker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Walker

There's an undeniable link between sugar and ill health, yet food and drink producers insist on sugarcoating everything to the point that they're actually adding it to water, and consumers can't get enough... because sugar can be addictive.

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 ...

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.

Fructose, Fruit, and Frittering

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Why does anyone need to make a case for eating fruit? We have cited the combination of "fruits and vegetables" as the cornerstone of healthful eating throughout the entire era of modern nutrition, and it has been so since before the advent of modern humans.

10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar (And What You Don't Know Could Hurt You)

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

If you've ever said, "I'm completely addicted to sugar," you may actually be correct. A recent study showed that those who had genetic changes in a hormone called ghrelin consumed more sugar (and alcohol) than those that had no gene variation.

An Easy Apricot Jam with Noyaux

Ali Schmidt | Posted 07.26.2013 | Taste
Ali Schmidt

Apricots are here for so little time, their season so short, that their goodness excites me each year as if it's the first time all over again.

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...

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

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...

What the Twinkie Really Says About America

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

That was pretty scary. We almost lost him. One day he was riding along just as happy as a Ho Ho, and the next the cruel forces of capitalism almost strangled the legendary confection of sponge cake with cream filling, known as the Twinkie, with its own lasso.

Is Sugar From Fruit Better For You Than White Sugar?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By YouBeauty.com We Asked: Joy Dubost, R.D., is a nutritionist, food scientist and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. T...