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Which Is Worse: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Or Sugar?

EatingWell | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

The debate over whether high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is really worse for you than sugar is always popular and heated. A recently-published study suggests for the first time that there is a (slight) difference in the way the body processes HFCS and sugar.

Scientist Confirms Little Girls Made of Sugar & Spice

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Sugar & spice, snakes & snails confirmed. Photo: Getty Images/Roger Wright NAALEHU, Hawaii -- Ellen Kameha always remembered the childhood nursery...

Should We Regulate Sugar Like Alcohol?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Should sugar be regulated like alcohol? That's the premise of a new position paper, published today in the journal Nature by three leading obesity res...

Can You Really Be Addicted To Sugar?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Health and Fitness
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

The benefits of getting out of the addictive sugar cycle are SO many: more energy, healthier moods, healthier skin, greater focus and, yes, the pounds will start to come off.

Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality vs. Quantity

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.

Chemists Solve Origins Of Life Puzzle

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.25.2012 | Science

How did life originate from lifeless matter? It's a question that has long puzzled scientists - and fueled the doubts of those who question the overwh...

Steer Clear of Refined Sugar and White Flour

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

There is evidence that we can help strengthen the body's defenses against cancer by diet and exercise changes. The problem is that the things we should omit from our diets are often things that we enjoy, things that taste good and things that we have on a regular basis.

6 Surprising Sources Of Sugar

EatingWell | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

On average, Americans consume 475 calories of added sugars every day (that's 30 teaspoons). Compare this with the American Heart Association's recommendation that American women limit their added sugars to no more than 100 calories (or 6 teaspoons) of added sugars per day and men consume no more than 150 calories (9 teaspoons) daily.

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rush Limb...

The Not So Sweet Story Of Sugar

Paula Daniels | Posted 02.08.2012 | Food
Paula Daniels

Hawaii's agricultural fertility drew the intense attraction of the sugar industry, fueled their interest in controlling her lands and laws, and led to the taking of Hawaii's government, at gunpoint, in 1893.

PHOTOS: Sugar Cane Harvest in Guatemala

Posted 12.01.2011 | Latino Voices

Sugar is Guatemala's most important agricultural export, making Guatemala the fifth largest sugar exporter in the world. The industry employs arou...

Flattening the Fizz on Kids, Excess Sugary Sodas

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Being overweight in childhood has become epidemic, and now is the most common medical condition of children. As New York City's anti-soda campaign asks, are kids "Pouring on the Pounds?"

Sugary Beverages and Their Bitter Effects

Eric Ding, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Ding, Ph.D.

I'm often asked the question, "What is the single most harmful food in our diet today?" The evidence is mounting that it is the excess consumption of sugary beverages in our diet.

It's Not the Sugar's Fault That Your Kid Is Hyper

Alan Paul | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents
Alan Paul

Few urban legends annoy me as much as "sugar makes kids hyper." It's so widespread that I don't even bother correcting it any more.

Every Day Is 'Day Of The Dead' In Mexico Drug War

AP | By MARJORIE MILLER | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Nearly two decades after I had left Mexico, I arrived back on Day of the Dead, a colorfully macabre celebration harkening back to the A...

Exercise Gets the Rust Off Type 2's 'Rusty Hinges'

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

Exercise directly deals with the root of the problem -- insulin resistance -- like no other treatment. For many people with type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do.

Michael Pollan: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Not Necessarily Worse Than Sugar

Posted 12.28.2011 | Food

When Michael Pollan talks about the food industry, people listen. As the author of best-selling books like In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilem...

The Spookiest Part Of Halloween: Sugar, Fat And Gluten, Oh My!

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

The sugar or gluten present in candy can make this holiday less than enjoyable for your little one. All is not lost -- there are still many options available, regardless of the limitations he or she may have.

Corn Sugar Lawsuit Moves Forward

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Food

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to stop the corn industry's use of the term "corn sugar" for high fructose corn syrup ...

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.

Think Outside the Box, Especially When it Comes to Cake

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.27.2011 | Food
Organic Authority.com

Whether a mix or a homemade cake rates better on the tasty-scale, will probably be a debate that goes on, well, forever. But from a health standpoint, there's no debate. Homemade cakes are healthier, even if it is dessert.

The 7 Healthiest Cereals to Eat Before Your 9 a.m. Class

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.21.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

2011-09-21-Screenshot20110921at11.04.17AM.jpgCereal is the optimal college breakfast food.

Corn Syrup vs. Sugar: What's The Difference?

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The setting sun splashes warm hues across a ripening cornfield as a man and his daughter wander through rows of towering plants. ...

5 Nutrition Tips To Break Through A Plateau

Jeanette Jenkins | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Jenkins

Try these five must-know nutrition tricks to bust through your plateau.

How a Big Dam Fuels Landgrabs, Hunger and Conflict in Ethiopia

Peter Bosshard | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

As food prices rise, the lands of rural communities are being snatched up for plantations at an alarming rate around the world. According to the World...