Sugar: the new health food Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:05 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFood marketers must think we’re really dumb. Recently, a colleague was asked to make a vegan chocolate pie for a friend’s dinner party.  She found a recipe that called for silken tofu, almond flour crust, vegan unsweetened chocolate (is […]

More on fructose

UPDATE: April 23, 2019 new podcast on this topic The word “fructose” sends some self-appointed nutritionistas into a frenzy.  They read something on the internet, and they’re convinced fructose is poison, even though they understand little about human metabolism.  It’s a great justification for high protein/high meat diets, without any of that annoying healthy fruit. […]

Nutrition nonsense label claims

Nutrition gets hijacked to promote all kinds of silly products.  Vitamin Water and “energy” bars come to mind.  But it also gets mis-used to push foods that aren’t manufactured chemical concoctions, giving them a dubious health halo.  The claims may be technically true, but they’re essentially meaningless.  Here are some examples: “cholesterol-free” vegetable oil:  Yes, […]

Sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup — it’s all calories.

The recent attempt by corn producers to redefine high fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” is under attack from the usual suspects: the Food Police, who see a conspiracy to force a uniquely evil substance on an unsuspecting public the cane and beet sugar producers, who see a conspiracy to undercut their sales. What do […]

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