Are you a sugar addict? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. With 18 percent of calories in the American diet coming from added sugar, sugar addiction is becoming the rule rather than the exception.
- June 1st, 2009
Ousting the sweet stuff from your diet can temper a litany of health complaints, from high cholesterol to digestive woes. But don’t go cold turkey—that can lead to lethargy, headaches, and mood swings—especially if you have a serious sweet tooth. To help you go sugar free without the side effects:By Meghan Rabbitt
- September 1st, 2008
American teens drink an average of two 12-ounce soft drinks every day, which makes up 43 percent of their daily recommended intake of sugar. What’s worse, these same kids get one-third of their daily calories from nutrient-poor snack foods loaded with sodium, preservatives—and more sugar. A recent study suggests you may be able to kill both of these bad-food birds with one stone.By Lisa Marshall
- May 1st, 2008
Couch potatoes take note, especially those with type-2 diabetes—exercise may be the best way to manage your blood sugar. So what’s new about that? Anyone diagnosed with diabetes knows (or at least has been told) to lose weight, watch what they eat, quit smoking, and get regular exercise. But those same people will tell you how hard it is to make all those changes simultaneously.
- March 1st, 2008
Cutting back on the white stuff doesn’t mean having to skip sweets altogether. Molasses tastes great and is a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium—essentially all the good stuff that’s stripped out of sugar cane during the refining process.By Wendy McMillan
- January 1st, 2008
As far back as I can remember, I was tired. All of the time. No matter how much sleep I got, no matter how much coffee I drank, my fatigue simply overwhelmed me. I had a terrible time waking up. By late morning, I could hardly concentrate on my job. Mid-afternoon brought an intense urge to nap, and by early evening I was ready for bed.How I made the food-mood connection and eased my fatigue, anxiety, and depression.By Margaret Adamek, PhD
- September 1st, 2006
The biggest epidemic in America hasn’t come from birds, Asia, or germs. It’s caused by the food we put in our mouths, and it has already affected some 70 million to 100 million American adults.By Jack Challem