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When I read a recent article in the Arizona Republic Newspaper with the title, “Simple Sugar Might Not Be So Bad,” I just had to read it. How could this be? What were they saying? Should we ignore all the warnings about packing our diet with cookies, cakes, and the like?

What does “healthy eating” mean? It turns out that the article was making the point that fructose (another name for simple sugar) might not be the main culprit in the carbohydrate family when it comes to gaining weight. A recent study by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto … Read the rest

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We talk a lot about being informed, and understanding what you’re eating. But that doesn’t mean that meals should be complicated nor should you “stress out” over what’s being served. Still, you want to serve your family healthy meals when you can, and it’s hard with so many nutrition “myths” floating around out there.

We’ve all heard them – eggs will give you high cholesterol, high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, or eating carbohydrates makes you fat (see why these are myths below). Why do some nutrition myths continue even in the light of solid scientific evidence disproving … Read the rest

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We’ve previously written in this blog, as well as others, that childhood obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. More than one out of every three children is now overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Thank that’s not such a big deal? Think that maybe they’ll just grow out of it? It’s actually deadly serious for kids. For the first time in history, today’s children are not expected to live as long as their parents!

Society likes to point fingers whenever there is a problem. We hear it all the time: It’s government’s responsibility … Read the rest

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That’s a really good question, as it turns out! It seems like their are “all natural” versions of everything from ice cream to salad dressing, from potato chips to dog food. So what does it actually mean when a product says it is “all natural?”

Actually, the term has never been fully defined. The most meaningful guidance comes from an FDA informal policy written more than 20 years ago. In that policy, they define “natural” to mean “nothing artificial or synthetic is included in, or has been added to, the product that would not normally be expected to be there.”… Read the rest

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Chefs, restaurant owners, packaged-food companies and health advocates everywhere are purging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their food. According to the Wall Street Journal, one San Diego restaurant spent several months and more than $15,000 making sure all of their sodas, cocktails, ice cream and sauces were HFCS-free. They are replacing it with sugar. But is HFCS really less healthy than the alternatives?

It turns out that much of the hoopla surrounding HFCS may be based more hype than fact. For chefs, restaurateurs and packaged-food companies, removing HFCS is part of a larger effort to create foods that … Read the rest

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