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.
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.
Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has been a fall favorite for years, inspiring memes, GIFs, and social media declarations of love. While the substances are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said last year that it will review its safety and “generally recognized as safe status” for 4-MEI after a Consumer Reports study found that a dozen soft drinks have higher-than-recommended dosages of the substance. The company announced on Monday that when pumpkin spice lattes hit stores this fall, they will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.
Henry Hargreaves made lollipops using dehydrated sugar from several sweet beverages like Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Powerade, Snapple, and Zico coconut water. The confections are much larger than the average lollipop, and the thickest include those made from Coca-Cola (39 grams of sugar per 12-ounce can) and Mountain Dew (46 grams of sugar per 12-ounce can). The pop created from Zico coconut water, which contains 14 grams of sugar per 11-ounce serving.
To answer the question of whether or not weed is the new wine, we tapped experts Dana James, triple board certified nutritionist and founder of Food Coach NYC, and Dr. Cybele Fishman, MD, board certified dermatologist, for serious answers to the question of weed versus wine.
You may try to kid yourself that a diet cookie is as good as the full-sugar version, but your brain won’t fall for it — and it could actually make you eat more.
You’ve heard a lot about how clean eating is good for our bodies—but how do we get our bodies to actually want to eat clean?
New to the Western scene, monk fruit has been a part of Chinese medicine for centuries. If you’re looking for a sugar substitute for your drinks and baked goods, you’ve generally got two options: Artificial sweeteners (think aspartame or saccharin) that pack the flavor but might not be all that healthy, and “natural” alternatives (looking at you, stevia and erythritol) that leave much to be desired in the taste category. Enter monk fruit.