The AHA says it is issuing the guidelines because studies have consistently found a link between added sugars and conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease.
The new and improved labels will make it easier for you to eat more nutritiously and spot added sugar.
For many of us parents, it’s fundraising time – that time of year when our youngsters are hawking everything from cookies to caramel corn to benefit their school, team or club. Here’s how to handle all the tempting foods that may be coming into your house.
You’re heard that eating fat will make you fat. Let’s explore the facts about dietary fat and sugar to learn what’s really making us gain weight.
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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
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
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