Is the sugar industry lying to us? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:55 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS(NOTE: podcast by Donna P Feldman MS RDN) This has been a bad year for the sugar industry. Last September, the New York Times released an article blaming the the Sugar Association for paying off researchers in the 1960’s […]

Sugar hysteria week

Whew, it’s been a rough week for sugar. Over the past few days, a digital tidal wave of sugar-phobic news swept through the internet.  Here are just a few of the key pieces: WHO says the world is eating too much sugar. Everyone advised to “slash” sugar intake to just 6-12 teaspoons per day.  Why? […]

‘Breaking the Sugar Habit’: author interview Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:39 — 4.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLately sugar has been under attack by nutrition experts and consumers alike.  Shoppers  are suspicious of the added sugar in foods, and nutritionists warn against the adverse health effects of too much sugar.  But many people continue their sugar-eating […]

6 nutrition things to know

According to a talk at the recent International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, vegans have lower green house gas emissions.  Now that sounds awkward.  Actually it’s about the environmental impact of food choices.  More carbon-based fuels are used for meat and dairy production.  Vegans don’t consume those foods, so the carbon emissions of a vegan diet […]

Our sugar and calorie addiction Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:00 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHere’s a true story: I had a coupon for a free drink at Starbucks.  So I went in with my coupon for a Frappuccino.  The clerk automatically picked up the largest cup, but I said “No, I’ll have the […]

Sugar, by any other name..

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” (William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet) To paraphrase Shakespeare: What we call sugar, under any other catchy, healthy-sounding name, is still added sugar. A friend asked me to give her my opinion about a fiber bar, and I […]

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