High fructose corn syrup has crept into more of our foods over the last few decades. It’s cheaper and sweeter than sugar, and it is much more quickly absorbed by the body. Eating too much high fructose corn syrup can lead to insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. In this video, … Read More
It’s sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it’s not so good for you. It’s sugar. Sugar can knock sex hormones out of balance and make you lose your sex drive — and your ability. Excessive sugar can also: Lower testosterone Reduce growth hormone production Make … Read More
Nutrition facts, marketing labels, long lists of ingredients — it’s enough to overwhelm you in the grocery aisles. But healthy eating starts with savvy shopping. Test your knowledge of different types of food labeling in the quiz below.
A recent study that links added sugars in the diet to heart disease is bad news for your sweet tooth. However, the new data empowers doctors and patients with solid information about how the sugars added to many foods – and especially soft drinks – take a toll on heart health. The study’s conclusion sums … Read More
Your sweet tooth may make you an expert on sugary treats. But how much do you know about how sugar affects your body — and where it’s hiding in your food? Take the quiz below and find out.
Think twice before reaching for that fat-free cookie or sugar-free ice cream bar as an afternoon snack. In most cases, you’re better off having the real thing in moderate portions, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, wellness manager at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. The issue, Kirkpatrick says, is that choosing heavily processed foods over natural … Read More
Healthy eating starts with smart shopping. The next time you’re in the grocery store, try these five tips for reading nutrition labels and ingredient lists.