Another reason to avoid too much fructose

Fructose is a four letter word.  The bad press from high fructose corn syrup hysteria  led people to conclude that this sugar molecule might be solely responsible for the obesity epidemic.  It can also lead to fat accumulation in the liver and elevated blood lipids.  It turns out we might have other reasons to worry […]

Salt Wars

Salt = bad, right?  Maybe not so much.  The nutrition world has another controversy* that’s got the Food Police up in arms – the suggestion that cutting back on salt isn’t necessarily going to result in Health Utopia. Salt is sodium chloride, and it’s the sodium part of that molecule that’s linked to increased risk […]

4 ignored nutrients

Lately, nutrition experts are all about “don’t”.  Don’t eat sodium, don’t eat fat, don’t eat sugar, don’t eat too much.  It’s all negative, and makes food look like The Enemy.  It’s good to remember that food is the best, and sometimes only, source of key nutrients that aren’t on anyone’s radar screen at the moment. […]

Does fructose cause high blood pressure?

Fructose: ticking time bomb or benign fruit sugar?  These days we get both arguments from all directions.  The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle.  The hysteria started with soft drink companies, who figured out some time ago that sweetening their products with corn syrup was a whole lot cheaper, because (1) corn syrup […]

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