Cutting back on added sugars

Nutrition professionals’ tips for reducing added sugars. March is National Nutrition Month®, and every year I like to ask colleagues and interns to contribute their ideas about a current hot topic.  This year’s topic is “Cutting Back on Added Sugars“.  First, let’s define “added sugars”, because thanks to current labeling regulations, there’s a lot of […]

Sugar causes dementia?

No wait, artificial sweeteners cause dementia. No, wait… None of the above?  That’s the my conclusion after looking at the two recent studies that generated headlines like “Is Soda Bad For Your Brain?“.  Both studies came from the same research group looking at the same diet intake data collected as part of the ongoing Framingham […]

Major shocker: Starbucks drinks contain sugar

What would we do without the Food Nannies? Some people will do anything for attention.  A group calling itself “Action on Sugar” has just released the shocking news that Starbucks coffee drinks contain (gasp!) sugar.  Apparently customers are too dumb to realize that sweet tastes come from sugar, so we needed Action on Sugar to […]

The colossal nuisance of added sugars Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:30 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Walk Talk Nutrition RDs discuss labeling Added Sugars The FDA has proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on food products.  One major change is including “Added Sugars” on the label.  Why?  The new US Dietary Guidelines […]

Featured “food”: Pop-Tarts® Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:58 — 1.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWell, I never said I would only feature healthy food. Seriously, all the talk about healthy eating and childhood obesity and the horrors of !!SUGAR!! doesn’t seem to have hurt Pop-Tarts® sales.  And they’re not just for breakfast anymore.  The Pop-Tarts® […]

Is the problem saturated fat or sugar? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:34 — 2.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhich food component is the true nutritional evil: saturated fat or sugar?  In a recent opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, cardiologist Aseem Malhotra argues that our obsession with saturated fat as the cause of heart disease is […]

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