Browsing the "sugar and health" Tag

Added sugar is worse for your body than salt.

December 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Added sugars are a fact of life if you eat pretty much any processed foods, and we knew that wasn't good news. But a new study revealed that in the battle of white powders, added sugar is even worse for us than added salt


Sugar: The Bad, The Ugly, and How to Avoid It

April 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it's also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don't always paint the complete picture. Let's take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff


Is sugar addictive?

February 3rd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

It's a white powder that makes you feel great. You crave it, and after eating some you usually want just a little more. You know it's bad for you, and you can stop any time. Really, you can


Cutting Back on Sugar for Your Health

September 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Confession time! I have a pretty rabid sweet tooth. It's super hard for me to resist anything chocolate, and if we keep sugary treats in the house, I tend to go way overboard. How do you cut back on sugar without feeling deprived


Sweetener Flowchart

April 24th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

The folks at Be Food Smart shared this sweetener flowchart that I thought had some interesting information



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