WHO Supports Sugar Taxes

WHO Supports Sugar Taxes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined the call to place a “sugar tax” on soft drinks. They report that by raising prices 20% or more it results in lower soda consumption and improved nutrition. A single can of cola contains 36 gram of free sugar,...
Soda Money Fuels Obesity?

Soda Money Fuels Obesity?

The two major soda companies, Coco-Cola Company and PepsiCo, sponsored programs at 96 national health organizations between 2011-2015. These “sweet deals” helped them lobby against 29 public health bills intended to reduce soda consumption and promote...
Do We Need to Fear Fruit Sugar?

Do We Need to Fear Fruit Sugar?

Information from the Australian Health Survey reveals those with higher intakes of whole fruit were 12% less likely to be obese than those with lower intakes. Those with higher intakes of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and chocolate were 9% more likely to be obese. There...
Sugar Substitues: May Not be Sweet for Your Health

Sugar Substitues: May Not be Sweet for Your Health

A small study (published as an abstract) of healthy individuals received the equivalent non-caloric sweetener contained in 1.5 liters of “diet” soda for 14 days along with a with a control group receiving a placebo. The results suggest that glucose...
Americans Still in Love with SSBs

Americans Still in Love with SSBs

The National Center for Health Statistics released consumption data (2011-2014) showing almost one-half of U.S. adults drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage every day. Young adults have the highest average intake compared to older adults. Learn more and view the...
Sugar Tax Impact in the U.K.

Sugar Tax Impact in the U.K.

Based on a report last year from the U.K. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, the U.K. has decided to implement in 2018 a three-tiered tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB): High tax: >8 g sugar/100 ml Moderate tax: 5-8 g/100 ml No tax: <5 g/100 ml...
Holiday Shots Fired in the War on Sugar

Holiday Shots Fired in the War on Sugar

A systematic review of the the evidence supporting current recommendations for significantly lowering sugar intake says they are based on weak evidence. However, an accompanying editorial says this is not trustworthy because it was funded by an organization (ILSI)...
Small Steps to Big Changes

Small Steps to Big Changes

Confused over sugar vs. fat or exercise vs. diet? You are not alone! You might benefit from the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7” small steps to big change. Here it is: Manage Blood Pressure Control Cholesterol Reduce Blood Sugar...
The Sour Side of the Sugar Industry

The Sour Side of the Sugar Industry

In an analysis of archived correspondence between the Sugar Research Foundation (today the Sugar Association) and several prominent Harvard nutrition researchers in the mid-1960s, it has been revealed that secret support was given in an attempt to shift the blame from...
Granola: A Really Sweet Dessert!

Granola: A Really Sweet Dessert!

Are you part of the majority of Americans who believe a mixture of oats, sugar, vanilla flavor, and maybe a few nuts and raisins is a healthy food? If so, think again! Most commercial granolas tend to have enough sugar that they rival an ordinary slice of chocolate...
Soda’s Impact on Weight Gain

Soda’s Impact on Weight Gain

Analysis of the Framingham Heart Study has found that those drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) had more belly fat than those not drinking SSBs. Yet the industry continues to supply the market with large quantities of this liquid candy—because there are steady...

Lowering Sugar Increases HDL Cholesterol in Youth

Sugar, sugar, sugar…we all love it in almost everything! High consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, fruit juice, and sweetened teas is associated in children with higher triglyceride levels. Researchers found in a group of 600 young people that as sugary...
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