Tag Archives: Sugar

Not All Sugars Created Equal – Guideline for Prediabetes

What is Prediabetes? A prediabetes diagnosis can be alarming. Frequent peeing, excessive thirst, and high-ish blood sugar levels are all signs of "prediabetes". This is a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly. It’s often a precursor to type 2 diabetes. According to the Mayo Clinic, people with prediabetes are more likely to…
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Sugar: Linked to Heart Disease

Sugar has detrimental effects on our health, and not just because sweet foods tend to have a lot of calories. Plenty of research has shown that the same calories of sugar versus other foods do very different things to our bodies. And new research shows how the sugar industry has tried to hide those findings.…
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A 50% ‘sin’ tax on soda in Dubai could have global consequences

The United Arab Emirates now taxes sugary drinks, partly as a way to lower obesity and diabetes rates. Other countries are considering similar taxes, and are watching the UAE's experiment to see if it works. Past soda taxes have had little success in improving public health, and evidence of a link between decreased soda consumption…
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10 scary things that can happen to your body when you eat too much sugar

We already know that modern Western diets are loaded with added sweeteners (even our bread has excess sugar in it). With obesity numbers skyrocketing and the nutritional science community oscillating between sugar, fat, and carbs as the scapegoat du jour, it's hard to know what exactly is safe to eat. There are a lot of…
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