Tag: sugar

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we’re feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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‘Fed Up’ Portrays Obese Kids as Victims in a Sugar-Coated World

‘Fed Up’ Portrays Obese Kids as Victims in a Sugar-Coated World

| May 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven’t sold very well.

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The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why does sugar leave our brains crying, “More! More! More!”? A neuroscientist and research psychologist who studies sugar addiction breaks it down for us in a clever new TED-Ed video.

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Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar’s ‘Land Grab’

Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar’s ‘Land Grab’

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

People diagnosed with ADHD as children may be more apt to be obese in adulthood, scientists say. Differences in brain biology or the impulsiveness typical of ADHD may contribute to lasting, bad eating habits.

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Farm Bill’s Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

Farm Bill’s Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

“The Ice Cream Travel Guide” will chart the world’s top ice cream destinations.

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