It doesn't have to be ice cream to contain as much sugar as dessert. The Good Housekeeping Institute's Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. reveals the drinks, sauces and snacks that are secretly packed with the sweet stuff. From Good Housekeeping
All of the studies selected found that artificial or nonnutritive (zero calorie) sweeteners had negative impacts on the metabolism, gut bacteria, and appetite of the subjects.
More protein, less fat, fewer calories, and it still tastes like ice cream? What’s not to like? But Halo Top may not be as good for you as it sounds.
Researchers have discovered that one specific type of cancer is “remarkably more dependent” on sugar for its energy supply, as compared with other cancers.
The actress went from living off of ramen and funnel cakes to making her own kale and fruit smoothies every morning.
In the 1960s, the leading sugar industry trade group paid three Harvard researchers nearly $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a literature review that would link fat and cholesterol—and not sugar—to increased risk of heart disease. Photo: Getty Images
The truth is, I only gave up sugar because I had a coupon for a detox program. I probably wouldn’t have done it otherwise, but I’d recently lost 35 pounds, and I was interested in learning about the dangers of sugar as I continued to better myself and treat my body like a temple (or something).
Odds are pretty high that you’re familiar with the medical condition known as a yeast infection, as statistics suggest that up to 75 percent of all American women contract a vaginal yeast infection (along with the accompanying itching and thick, discolored discharge) at least once in their lives. Candidiasis refers to an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans. At normal levels, Candida is harmless and exists alongside the trillions of other bacteria in the mouth, vagina, rectum and digestive tracts.
Allulose is billed a sweetener with 90 percent fewer calories than glucose, but how does that work, and what does it actually do to you? (PHOTOGRAPH BY TRGOWANLOCK/GETTY)
Nigma Talib, ND, a London-based naturopathic doctor, aesthetician and author of the forthcoming Younger Skin Starts in the Gut: A 4-Week Program to Identify and Eliminate Your Skin-Aging Trigger—Gluten, Alcohol, Dairy or Sugar believes these foods wreak havoc on our faces in different ways, along with accelerating aging. “These substances weaken the good bacteria in your gut while strengthening those that activate inflammatory mediators,” Talib tells Yahoo Beauty. The result: telltale breakouts, wrinkles and inflammation, depending on what your body is reacting to. Dr. Nigma Talib developed a personalized program for beautiful skin. The truth is these foods have been affecting us as long as we’ve been eating them, but it’s also worth noting that there’s more likely more of them in our diets than ever before—especially at this time of year.
The person will go and eat a nutritious dinner and move on,” says Ryan Andrews, R.D., a fitness and nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition. A Kit-Kat is low quality chocolate, dairy, and sugar.
Jurors in the case between sugar processors and corn manufacturers will take up one of nutrition’s most vexing debates and confront a choice common among some consumers: sugar or high fructose corn syrup? The trial starting Tuesday in federal court grew out of efforts by the Corn Refiners Association to rebrand its high fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” to reverse damaging publicity that associated it with diabetes and obesity. Its ad campaign featured a TV commercial with a woman walking across a cornfield and saying that she’s reassured by experts that high fructose corn syrup is the same as cane sugar. “Sugar is sugar.” Corn Refiners Association HFCS Commercial.
The so-called war on sugar has a new battleground: Halloween. Sugary chocolates still dominate Halloween candy handed out and provide an annual sales treat for companies like Hershey Co, privately held Mars and Nestle SA. But as more consumers demand healthier candies, manufacturers could see the so-called “War on Sugar” scare away some of the $2.1 billion that the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend on Halloween candy this year. The World Health Organization has linked sugar intake with chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease, a finding disputed by the Sugar Association, a U.S. trade group. Nearly one-fourth of Americans say they are buying healthier candy like dark chocolate or chocolates with added fruits or nuts for seasonal occasions like Halloween than five years ago, National Confectioners Association (NCA) data shows.
Sugar’s impact on your health may be reversible, according to an exciting, but small, new study. The new study, which was published in the journal Obesity, followed 43 obese children and found that removing added sugar from their diet dramatically improved their blood pressure, cholesterol, and other metabolic indicators of health after just 10 days. For the study — which was small, but rigorously controlled — researchers swapped foods with added sugar from the participants’ diets for starchy foods with the same amount of calories that had no added sugar. While the children’s weight remained the same after 10 days, they showed a huge improvement in metabolic markers of health.
Do you even know what’s in those Skittles? To have your sweets and stay healthy too, limit candy that’s particularly high in sugar, unhealthy fats and artificial ingredients. 1. 3 Musketeers 3 Musketeers are marketed as a “lighter” way to enjoy chocolate. A single candy bar has five grams of saturated fat and more sugar than three Krispy Kreme doughnuts! This bar is also guilty of “sneaky trans fats” – the nutrition label states there are zero grams but hydrogenated palm kernel oil and/or palm oil (a type of trans fat) is listed as an ingredient.
Who says Halloween has to be unhealthy? (Photos: Demand Media Studios) After Christmas, Halloween is the next most popular holiday of the year. Why? One word: Candy!
A healthy candy bar that you can make at home. (Photo: Getty) Who doesn’t love the taste of a candy bar? Most of the candy bars available to us are high in sugar or corn syrup — not to mention other ingredients that are hard to pronounce. This week’s makeover is a health bomb.