Avoid Added Sugars in Your Diet

When diet and nutrition experts talk about sugary foods, we mean foods that contain lots of added sugar, which is any type of calorie sweetener that’s added to foods. Regular soft drinks sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup are sugary beverages. Soda, lemonade, sweetened iced tea, fruit drinks, and many sports drinks and energy drinks[…]

Sugar 101 | Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes

Are honey, agave nectar, or high-fructose corn syrup healthier than table sugar? And what about artificial sweeteners? To help you decide, here’s the real deal on common sweeteners.   Sugar or substitute? Sugar contributes to tooth decay and obesity, but still we spoon it onto cereal and into coffee (and the food industry puts heaps—known[…]

Sugar 101 | Kids & Sugar

Here’s the Max Amount of Sugar Kids Should Really Have In a Day   The new recommendations are about a third of what the typical American child typically consumes.   Kids should have 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar a day, the American Heart Association said Monday—about one third of what the typical American child currently[…]

Sugar 101 | Natural Sugar

3 Things You Should Know About Natural Sugar by Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD   As a nutritionist, I advise my clients to avoid soda, eat fruits and veggies, and sweeten recipes conservatively with natural options, like organic honey or maple syrup. Some new research, however, has left people wondering if these better-for-you sweet foods are[…]