Artificial sweeteners have no calories, but are they better than sugar? Get The Short Answer from functional medicine specialist Mark Hyman, MD.
For decades, saturated fat and cholesterol took the blame in our diets for heart disease. But reports that the sugar industry funded much of that research has put sugar in the spotlight. Discover the connection between sugar and heart disease.
Mineral water, sparkling water, tonic water, club soda, flavored water. How do they stack up against tap water? And which is the most nutritious choice?
How do you like to get your sweet on — with a little honey in your tea? Or do you crave rich desserts? We’ve polled our dietitians to learn which sweeteners are best, which are worst, and why.
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As diabetes educators, we are frequently asked if sugar substitutes are safe and which ones are best. Over time, there have been many sugar substitutes, and we always tell people that the one you use is a personal choice. They are safe for people with diabetes, and they can be used to reduce both your … Read More
What makes you feel sick and overweight? We often blame dietary fat for these problems, but the real culprit is sugar, says Mark Hyman, MD. It’s hard to believe that 70 percent of Americans overall and 40 percent of children overweight. The average American consumes a whopping 152 pounds of sugar each year. New research … Read More
You kicked your regular soda habit, and now you’re sitting on cloud nine. But if that cloud is made of diet soda — a replacement for the real thing — you may have just created new problems. Switching from regular to diet soda may offer a short term cut in calories, but your body won’t … Read More
Contributor: Kylene Guerra, RD Do you stand in the aisle of energy bars and sports gels wondering what to choose? When it comes to offering you the best health benefits and fuel for your sports performance, not all energy bars and sports gels are equal. Below, find tips to choosing the best ones for you. … Read More
Ah, drinking coffee. Truly one of life’s simple pleasures. But I have some big questions to ask you: Do you add cream or sweetener or do you take it black? Some milks and sweeteners add unnecessary fat and calories that aren’t helping your waistline. If you do like to dress your coffee up, here are … Read More
Contributor: Mira Ilic, RD, LD Healthy people who are not replacing healthful, nutrient-dense foods with sweets have room for a reasonable amount of nutritive sweeteners (like sugar and honey) in their diet. For people who choose non-nutritive (zero- or very low-calorie) artificial sweeteners, the following are approved for safety by the U.S. Food and Drug … Read More