How Much Sugar Is Actually In Your Food, From Pasta Sauce To Salad Dressing

By Suzy Strutner You might assume sugar lurks mostly in foods like candy and doughnuts. But companies sneak sugar into all kinds of foods you’d never suspect, from beef jerky to good ol’ store-bought pasta sauce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends consuming no more than about 50 grams of added sugar ― that is, the type…

WHO Says All Countries Should Tax Sugary Drinks To Curb Obesity

By Stephanie Nebehay Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A 20 percent price increase could reduce consumption of sweet drinks by the same proportion, the WHO said in “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases”, a report issued…

To Nap or Not to Nap?

By Anna Medaris Miller  It didn’t take Suzy Strutner long to adjust to the California sunshine and lifestyle, but she’s still getting used to one aspect of Los Angeles life: the lack of an office nap room. “I really feel like I have been suffering without it,” says Strutner, a 25-year-old Huffington Post editor who recently…

Mindful Eating, ADHD, and Nutrition

By Mark Bertin The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching consequences of the disorder. Among them are poor eating habits, eating disorders, and a higher-than-average risk of becoming overweight as a result of having ADHD. For example, a recent study linked ADHD to binge eating….

Low-fat diets stuffed with misconceptions

By David Ludwig Normally, science advances by trial and error. When an experiment fails, researchers question assumptions, formulate new ideas and then design better studies. But the field of nutrition is having a hard time of this when it comes to the low-fat diet debacle. As noted in the Journal of the American Medical Association,…

Are the New Food Brands Really Healthier – or Just Hype?

By Julie Upton There’s an explosion of new products on supermarket shelves, thanks to the growing number of shoppers who are snubbing big, traditional brands and loading up their shopping carts with smaller progressive brands that appear to be more authentic, transparent and healthier – for both people and the planet. It’s estimated that the top 25…