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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...

My Dearest Sweetheart: It's Over! A Public Breakup

Henry Freeman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Henry Freeman

Sweetie, you have been so very sweet to me over the years and I really enjoyed your company so many times. But I have bad news for you today: I'm ...

Can't Stop Craving Carbs?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Let's continue our exploration of cravings. In my last post, we discussed how stress causes us to crave carbs. I also mentioned that sometimes, simply being hungry will do the same since carbs readily convert to glucose.

What Do You Crave?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Cravings are, to me, some of the most interesting and most frustrating things when making lifestyle changes that involve food, alcohol or smoking, particularly because these habits often have a physiological origin.

The 5 Top Food Trends Of 2012

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

The expo portion of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo draws more than 350 exhibitors. Here, new products are launched and food trends come to life. Here are the top five food trends spotted at this year's expo.

The Two Worst Foods in the World

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Drop those two "foods" from your diet, and the guardian angels of your health and well-being will be sending you a heartfelt and passionate "thank you!"

Eat This Later In Life And You May Lose Your Mind

Posted 10.17.2012 | Fifty

In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs a...

Scared Off Candy? Halloween Just Got Sweeter

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

An FDA advisory committee determined that the science was too weak to support a ban on artificial food dyes or a warning label on foods that contain them, despite the fact that popular dyes like Blue 1, Red 4 and Yellow 5 have all been linked to allergic reactions and hyperactivity.

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.

What Ingredient To Take Out Of Your Kitchen NOW, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

The best way to help your family eat healthier is to make small, incremental changes. When celebrity chef and author, Rocco DiSpirito, visited me on M...