Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
If you’ve wandered into a natural food store lately, you might have noticed that the selection of sweeteners seems to have multiplied. Powders, syrups, and liquids with exotic-sounding names catch your eye, each claiming to be tastier, healthie... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When it comes to dieting, there are more myths and old wives' tales than there are verifiable facts. Here we collect all our best resources for debunking top diet myths so you can stop falling for fads and learn how to use a healthy eating plan t... Read more
Feeling stuck. Three years ago, I hit a high of 203 pounds on my 5'4" frame. That motivated me to lose weight and I got down to 145. My weight slowly crept up to 185, then in the last 6 months I've exploded to 230. I'm really discouraged/frustrated... Read more
I did it! I kept away from those extremely high calorie Super Bowl foods! I made sure to have a salad topped with chicken and black beans with a side of baby carrots before leaving for the a Super Bowl party. I touched nothing but a cup of water!... Read more
This includes most sweets, cookies, ice cream, donuts, muffins, pastries, high fat & high sugar yogurt, white rice, candy, no white flour, no white bread These simple sugars provide absolutely no nutrients, but add on the pounds and increase the ris... Read more
The Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several years ago requesting a name change for high fructose corn syrup. According to the Association, the change was to alleviate confusion about the ingredient. Ho... Read more
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --ShakespeareHigh fructose corn syrup, that ubiquitous refined sweetener found in everything from jams and sodas to breads and tomato sauce, has take... Read more
If you are an avid soda drinker be aware of this. I gave up soda many years ago when I saw a piece of meat dropped into a fish tank full of coke. It disso... Read more
Okay normally I don't blog twice in a day, but I'm so disappointed I had to. I'm glad I checked, but still disappointed! I brought a couple granola bars with me to work, it was a new brand so I decided to check out the nutritional info to see if the... Read more
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