A recent study found that most yogurts contain more sugar than you might imagine – and definitely more sugar than you need! Only 80 out of 900 yogurt brands in the study were classified as ‘low in sugar’ (meaning they contain less than five grams of sugar per 100 grams.) What about organic yogurts, surely they are the better choice? As it turns out, the organic yogurt brands … [Read more...] about This ‘Health Food’ Can Contain As Much Sugar As A Soda!
There are seemingly endless descriptors starting to pop up on the labels of our favorite foods. Some supermarkets are even creating entirely new sections in their stores which are fully dedicated to some of these labels. Let’s first define each product label ‘mystery word,’ then find which ones really matter, and which ones do not. The first is of utmost importance to … [Read more...] about Food Labels De-Coded – Which Words Really Matter?
Did you think sugar was something only diabetics had to worry about? Well… think again! A new study by researchers from the University of Surrey found that for otherwise “healthy” individuals, levels of fat in the blood and in the liver increased after participants followed a diet high in sugar. After 12 weeks on a high sugar diet, participants experienced changes in … [Read more...] about Sugar Is Deadly- Even For “Healthy” People
As the evils of sugar come farther and farther into the light, people are turning to artificial alternatives to get their “sweet fix.” In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Many use these sweeteners as a way to cut calories. To many individuals, weight loss or gain is simple – take in less calories than you … [Read more...] about Do Artificial Sweeteners Help Or Hurt Weight Loss?
10% of people in the U.S. are addicted to sugar. The word addiction is no accident; studies now suggest that sugar induces a reward stimulus in the brain similar to that of illegal drugs. This makes the brain dependent upon sugar, and induces cravings, which in turn, feed the brain’s dependency on sugar. It truly is a vicious cycle. Even if you don’t consider yourself to … [Read more...] about 30 Day Sugar Detox – Could You Do It?