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The Low-Glycemic Approach to Healthy Eating

Everything old is new again.The latest buzzword in nutrition may be “low glycemic". You’ve probably heard the term “low glycemic” bandied about in the media and in discussions about weight loss. You may have even come across some food products labeled as such.It’s All About Sugar… Read More

The Perils of Sugar

The overconsumption of sweet stuff has ruined our eating habits and contributed to obesity and other major health problems.Sugar may provide calories for energy, but it has no nutritional value and over consumption can be harmful to your health. Hundreds of studies clearly show how dangerous (and even deadly,… Read More

The Importance of the Low Glycemic Impact, Part 2

Research confirms the long-term advisability of eating foods with a low glycemic rating.One of the latest installments of the famed Harvard Nurses Study (conducted since 1976) confirms the importance of the glycemic index. Researchers tracked the dietary habits and the health of 75,521 nurses for 10 years. The research team discovered that… Read More

Sugar Addiction: Real or Imagined

Sugar addiction is a term we hear often, and a concept very familiar to those who have embraced a low-carb way of eating. But it remains a controversial and misunderstood concept. On the one side are those who have experienced the cravings and binges associated with sweets and who stand… Read More

Our Sugar Society

Try this. Pick almost any aisle in the center of the supermarket, close your eyes, then reach out and touch a product. Chances are it will contain added sugar in one form or another.Soft drinks are the largest source of sugar in the American diet, delivering a third of… Read More

Insulin secretion predicts success of fat loss

If you're like most people, you're probably confused by the enormous amount of research on fat loss. While lower-carbohydrate, higher protein diets consistently seem to produce fat loss - not to mention improvement in important blood measures like triglycerides-- many people also seem to have good results on conventional low-fat… Read More

More Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Fructose used to enjoy something of a good reputation as sugars go, largely because, unlike other sugars, it doesn't raise blood sugar very quickly. This property made it a long-standing favorite of diabetics and those who treated them. But like so much other "conventional" wisdom, this turned out to be… Read More

How to Read a Food Label

To ensure that consumers know what is in the foods they buy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that the packaging of every manufactured food product display certain information. Ingredients must be listed in descending order of weight.Labeling must also include a Nutrition Facts panel.Although the intent… Read More

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Has a Press Agent!

After years of media reports linking the increasing consumption of high-fructose corn syrup with the growing obesity and diabetes epidemics, the Corn Refiners of America have decided to fight back with a series of misleading commercials designed to persuade you that this stuff's not so bad after all.Not so… Read More

Finding Added Sugars

Taking control of your health is about focusing on carbohydrate foods that are high in nutrients and fiber. That’s why added sugar in any form should be avoided in the weight loss phases of Atkins. No matter what it’s called sugar has virtually no nutritional value.What’s… Read More

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