Sugar

The Severe Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

I often get asked by my patients out of all the artificial sweeteners, which one is best. Especially for diabetics, but there is no easy answer. Here’s the problem: None of them are completely free of the risks, there are potentially severe side effects of artificial sweeteners given long-term use. We don’t know if sweeteners like aspartame, […]

2017-06-30T16:59:07+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Nutrition|

Truvia vs Stevia: What’s Good For You?

You might have seen ‘stevia-based sweetners’ on the grocery shelves. Food companies claim they’re derived from stevia, a traditional South American plant. Pure Via vs Truvia vs stevia: what are they, and are they good for you?

Truvia and Pure Via are supposed to be the new healthy sweeteners that act like sugar but without the […]

2017-06-30T16:58:54+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Nutrition|

How Much Sugar Should I Eat?

The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar each yearhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2012/08/30/how-much-sugar-are-americans-eating-infographic/#123894f1f718 . It’s everywhere including fruit juices, yogurt, cereals, breads and more. So you may have found yourself asking for the sake of your health “how much sugar should I eat?”

Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple.

According to the American Heart Association the recommended daily intake of […]

2017-06-30T17:00:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Nutrition|

Why Natural Flavors Aren’t Better Than Artificial Flavors

Getting Chinese takeout tonight? You might be getting some natural or artificial flavors with that Kung Pao chicken. Think about the soy sauce in packets. Most likely, that ‘soy sauce’ isn’t made with with real ingredients like fermented soy beans, but with hydrolyzed vegetable proteinFake Food Watch with […]

2017-06-30T16:59:35+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Nutrition|

5 Simple Solutions to Stop Your Sugar Cravings

What to eat has always spurred huge debate. First we were told that fat was the problem. Carbs were the next scapegoat. Sugar and the resulting sugar cravings, however, is the real problem.

You often hear that each generation of Americans is getting bigger and heavier. Kids nowadays are heavier than kids were thirty […]

2017-06-30T17:01:28+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Nutrition|

How to Lose Weight: Why Fat-Free Isn’t the Answer

I grimace each time I hear the word “fat-free.” Fat-free doesn’t mean sugar-free, and it sure isn’t problem-free.

Ever since the sixties we’ve been told that fat is the worst thing we can put in our bodies. Fact check: that’s just not true. In fact, obesity in America has been spiking upwards even though we’ve cut […]

2017-06-20T15:46:44+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Nutrition|
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