Top News: #SugarAndNutrition

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eherman_kearns_20160908_22_6099-10x576Sugar industry secretly paid for favorable Harvard research:

As nutrition debates raged in the 1960s, prominent Harvard nutritionists published two reviews in a top medical journal downplaying the role of sugar in coronary heart disease. Newly unearthed documents reveal what they didn’t say: A sugar industry trade group initiated and paid for the studies, examined drafts, and laid out a clear objective to protect sugar’s reputation in the public eye: Read more



Sweetener5 Best and Worst Sweeteners: Your Dietitians’ Picks:

It’s official. Cleveland Clinic dietitians agree that the best sweetener is no sweetener at all. “Sugar and artificial sweeteners are addictive and will hijack your health and metabolism,” says Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD. They stimulate your appetite, encourage your sweet tooth and pack on the pounds. And they place you at risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver. But you’re human — so you probably won’t be quitting all sweeteners tomorrow. So we’ve polled our dietitians to highlight the worst and best options: Read more


organicgatorade-817cb710a595d3ff59753b670498ba76516d543e-s800-c85Organic Gatorade: It’s Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks:

Choi says unless you’re exercising vigorously for an hour or longer and sweating a lot, you don’t need to drink any kind of sports drinks — organic or not. If you’re out for a casual jog or bike ride, you don’t need electrolyte replacement, either. So, what does Choi recommend for quenching thirst? “I say, drink water,” she says: Read more



wellgranola-master315Why Your Granola Is Really a Dessert:

Granola bars and cereals are widely marketed as wholesome and natural, or made with whole grains, which helps to give the products a health halo. But experts say they are junk foods in disguise. Even the federal government’s dietary guidelines label granola as a “grain-based dessert,” placing it in the same category as cookies, doughnuts and cake: Read more



41-researcherssResearchers say focusing on sugar in the fight against global obesity could be misleading:

The strongest predictors of body mass index (BMI, a measure of obesity) were overall calories and calories from fat. Significantly, compared with normal weight people, overweight/obese people obtained a higher proportion of their calories from fat, but a lower proportion from sugar: Read more