Category Archives: Nutrition

BEWARE! ADDED SUGAR IS DISGUISED

Food and beverage manufacturers are required to list a product’s total amount of sugar per serving on the Nutrition Facts Panel but they can use sweeteners that are not “technically” sugar. Some are worse! Be a detective.. Here are some: Agave nectar Evaporated cane juice Malt syrup Brown sugar Fructose Maple syrup Cane crystals FruitContinue Reading

APPLES ARE SUPERFOOD

Apples are a superfood. They are high in vitamin C and are a powerful antioxidant, contain plenty of fiber and minerals important in helping to control heart rate and blood pressure. In a medium size apple, there are 65 calories, 17 carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber. They are one ofContinue Reading

IS TOO MUCH FRUCTOSE BAD FOR YOU?

This is what the executive director of Harvard Health has to say. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-fructose-bad-for-you-201104262425Continue Reading

ROBERT LUSTIG, M.D. WHAT HE HAS TO SAY

FRUCTOSE; YOUR BRAIN ON SUGAR THE MOST UNHAPPY OF PLEASURES; THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SUGAR http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/the-most-unhappy-of-pleasures-this-is-your-brain-on-sugar/253341/ SUGAR, THE BITTER TRUTH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oMContinue Reading

FAT DOES NOT MAKE US FAT

  http://time.com/2861540/fat-and-carbs-diet-guidelines/  Continue Reading

DANNON, IS IT FIT AND LIGHT?

At 80 calories per 6 oz., Dannon’s light and fit yogurt certainly is light in calories. But with a very large dose of sugar and not much protein, you will not stay full for very long. It won’t be long before you start grazing… Be sure to read the labels. Most “light” yogurts are madeContinue Reading

TIS THE SEASON FOR ASPARAGUS

Asparagus has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and also has been associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar regulation, and better control of blood fat levels. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-asparagus-recipe.htmlContinue Reading

WONDER WHY SUGAR IS LISTED AS GRAMS?

It doesn’t look so bad when listed as grams compared to teaspoons! Soon the labels will be changing thanks you all of YOU..Continue Reading

ARE BUTTER, CHEESE AND STEAK REALLY BAD?

THE QUESTIONABLE LINK BETWEEN SATURATED FAT AND HEART DISEASE Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade By Nina Teicholz THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “Saturated fat does not cause heart disease”—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. HowContinue Reading

IS YOUR YOGURT HEALTHY?

      People on a  “diet” eat yogurt thinking it will help them lose weight. But, If your yogurt is loaded with sugar and/or artificial sweeteners, it will most certainly do you more harm than good. And if your yogurt has been heat processed after the addition of the live and active bacterial cultures,Continue Reading