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By Alexandra Fleischman | July 26, 2013

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Photo: cleber

Photo: cleber

It’s never possible to make all the right choices when it comes to food. Sometimes we think we’ve got the basics down, but then we realize that the labels on our food aren’t as straightforward as we thought. The low-fat diets we thought were getting us closer to happily healthy? Turns out, sugar might be the bigger and unseen culprit. But in better news, maybe we can throw out the no-pasta rule: there’s a local, slow-food (not to mention gourmet and tasty) option now from two Italians in California. And when it comes to protecting our skin from the sun, there’s a (tasty) extra step we can take without that sunscreen smell. And, the city of New York is joining us this week and expanding its recycling programs to include compositing initiatives. There–feeling better already. Read More

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

By Ashley Beck | July 24, 2013

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sugar cubes

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The low-fat diet for the last 30 some odd years has not only been all the rave, but in fact endorsed by health institutions and nutritionists alike. The one thing that has been overlooked, however, could be the one reason we have the highest obesity and  other metabolic syndrome (hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes) rates than ever before. Read More

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Should Sugar Be Regulated?

By Justin Chan | February 29, 2012

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Photo: dmolsen

 

Most people are aware of the consequences of consuming too much sugar, but one report suggests that the effects are more serious than they appear to be. In fact, the piece recommends that sugar itself is a toxin that should be regulated. According to Time, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco released an opinion piece that advocates controlling the sales of sugary products and rejects the popular idea that the sugar is simply “empty calories.”

“There is nothing empty about these calories,” the piece says. “A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases. A little is not a problem, but a lot kills – slowly.”

The piece comes at a time when sugar consumption has come under more scrutiny. Read More
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How to Use All-Natural Sugar Alternatives in Baking

By mahir | May 27, 2011

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Photo: mynameisharsha on flickr

If you’re looking to expand your sweet tooth and give a new twist to your recipes, look no further than adding agave, maple syrup, Stevia or honey. Each one adds its own distinct flavor and can replace sugar in your baked goods. However, replacing them equally will make your cakes and other baked goods turn out differently as they have different textual qualities. Here is a handy guide to keep in mind when using sugar alternatives in baked desserts.  Read More

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Exercising With Diabetes

By mahir | March 24, 2011

For many people with diabetes, exercise can be a tricky activity to navigate. Blood sugar needs to be regulated, which is an extra challenge for those who want to play sports, from amateur to professional athlete. Read More

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