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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.

Is Sugar Making the World Fat, Diabetic, and Hypertensive?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.

Meredith Melnick

Does Too Much Sugar Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Dr. Robert Lustig is the anti-sugar man. In his popular YouTube lecture, ...

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

Let's Ask Marion: What's The Recommended Daily Allowance of Sugar?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry Trueman

Environmental advocate/writer Kerry Trueman checks in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book...

This Is Why Coca-Cola Is So Addictive

Michael Moss | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Moss

In creating products that will sell consistently, food manufacturers learned to walk a line between the extremes of an exciting first bite or sip and the utterly familiar. More than any other product, Coke had mastered this balancing act.

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

3 Ways Fructose Wreaks Havoc On Your Health

Well+Good NYC | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Fructose is one F-word that should really offend you. The sweet half of sugar (as opposed to glucose, its more acceptable partner), is one of the b...

7 Food Swaps Science Says You Should Make Right Now

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

There's a lot of confusing information about food out there. Here are seven easy changes you can make today to help settle some of these health questions in your life, and start on the path to a longer, healthier life.

Guimauves Pour la Saint-Valentin

Pam Peterson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Food
Pam Peterson

One quiet Sunday afternoon I was walking through the Marais, when I stumbled upon Meert. The windows were spilling over with beautifully packaged Valentine's Day sweets.

Don't Believe the Sugar Hype

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

For the sake of your New Year's resolution and your waistline, I'm here to tell you not to believe the hype about sugar. It, like everything else, can fit into a balanced diet in moderation. And if you have instituted a resolution to give it up and find yourself on the failing end, there's still hope.

BVO and the Right Dose of Worry

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

BVO is much in the news of late. This is the ingredient a teenage girl noticed in her Gatorade, prompting her to find out what it was. Her investigation revealed potential health risks associated with BVO, and she started an online petition to get this ingredient out of her sports drink.

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

Do You Know How Much Sugar You're Really Eating?

Posted 01.29.2013 | OWN

By Stephanie Schomer How much of the sweet stuff are you eating each day? Here are some sugar facts you should know.... ...

Bearing With Coke: Soft Drinks, Hard Choices

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I share my colleagues' visceral opposition to everything Coke. But I think we may be letting our abdominal viscera get the better of vital organs situated higher up.

How To Pick A Healthy, Whole-Grain Product

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health identified 545 grain products, looked at them through five different whole-grain criteria, and evaluated which criterion best measures the healthfulness of the product.

Coca-Cola Makes You Thin?

Derek Beres | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

You would think that half a century would be enough time for a company that brands itself as a nutritional innovator to keep up with the science, but in its new anti-obesity commercial, "Coming Together," Coke continues avoiding the real issues of obesity.

Why I Won't Listen to Beyonce

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You would have to be living in a bubble to have missed the news that Beyonce cut a reported $50 million deal with PepsiCo. Although the deal may meet Beyonce's and Pepsi's mutually-beneficial marketing needs, it does not serve the best interests of the U.S. public.

Black, Poor Children Twice As Likely To Do This Than White Peers: Study

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Black children and teens in the United States are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume more than 500 calories a...

Soda Industry Grapples With New Ban

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Small Business

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Soda makers and restaurants say they will face daunting logistical hurdles such as needing to...

Dave Jamieson

Locked-Out Sugar Workers: 'They're Starving Us Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

Along with her fellow union members, American Crystal Sugar worker Susan Sylvester will cast a ballot this weekend in a blind vote that offers nothing...

Sugar and Kids: Top 10 Questions and Answers

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

rom cold cereals at breakfast, to cupcakes at birthday parties, to a bedtime snack of cookies and (chocolate) milk, just about every "treat" -- especially those aimed at kids -- seems loaded with added sugars.

Catherine New

Health Experts Wish Twinkie Would Die Already

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

The prospect of a Twinkie-free future has provoked longing for a mythologized American past, as if artificially sweetened cream and dyed yellow cake w...

LOOK: 9 Vintage Junk Food Ads That Look Ludicrous Today

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Have a sore throat? Perhaps a cocaine drop will help. Though it may seem bizarre now, the cocaine drop was offered as a cure in late 19th and earl...