FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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Sugar Wars?

Sugar

Sugar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sugar is in the news quite a lot lately due to the proposed Nutrition Facts Label change of including an Added Sugars category.  Of course the food industry is against this change for obvious reasons.  Many hope (including me) that the “big sugar” industry does  not succeed in stopping this proposal since once again consumers have a right to the best nutrition information about the foods they eat that may affect their health either positively or negatively.   The second article from Food Politics supports this change as well as reporting that the FDA has finally proposed some guidelines for sugar intake of Americans.

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Put Down That Soda?

taste bud (nerve missing)

taste bud (nerve missing) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is an excellent article on cutting down on soda consumption – something we all know is a healthy change in our diets.  The article stresses why and how you need to cut back.  The best suggestion (in my opinion) is to try to cut down for a couple of weeks or so.  When you do, you will retrain your taste buds and the next soda or sweet sugary food will be too sweet.  I cut back on salt this way and it worked very well.

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The SAD Diet

;Title: "fast food is the best!"

A  look at the Standard American Diet (SAD) at a glance.  The graphs tell part of the story but do not provide all the answers to a very complicated issue.  Nevertheless, very sad!!

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