Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there’s a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.
The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi’s shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in “land grabs” that unfairly take land from the poor.
Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.
A fresh study looks at what happens after people change their meat-eating habits. Those who upped their intake — about 3.5 servings more per week — saw their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during four years of follow-up increase by almost 50 percent.
People are notorious for under-reporting what they consume — they lie, forget or just guess wrong. For researchers who want to know how much soda we’re drinking, a high-tech analysis technique could help.
A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government’s involvement in the sugar business should end.
“The Ice Cream Travel Guide” will chart the world’s top ice cream destinations.
Eating foods that cause your blood sugar to rise – like bagels, candy bars and juice – may be tied to acne flare-ups. How? Those blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production, researchers say.
Can diet really affect my risk of developing cancer, heart disease and arthritis? What are the most important foods to avoid? Dr. Dara Thompson, N.D. answers these questions and more.
Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body’s absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.