Cutting out sugar: How to deal with sugar detox symptoms

The average American consumes 270 calories of added sugars, which translates to roughly 17 teaspoons daily. This amount is a far cry from the amount recommended in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, which notes that less than 10 percent of a person’s daily caloric intake should come from added sugars. According to the American Heart Association, this translates to roughly no more … Continue reading Cutting out sugar: How to deal with sugar detox symptoms

Reducing your intake of sugary drinks by 1 serving a day may lower diabetes risk by at least 10%

Researchers from the U.S. and China suggest that drinking a serving of water, coffee or tea in place of a sugary beverage may lower Type 2 diabetes risk by up to 10 percent. In a paper published in the Diabetes Journal, they further revealed that swapping sodas and 100 percent fruit juices for diet sodas and artificially … Continue reading Reducing your intake of sugary drinks by 1 serving a day may lower diabetes risk by at least 10%

It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

When it comes to beverages that increase your risk of cancer, it turns out that a glass of orange juice may be just as bad as a glass of soda. This is according to a new study, which found that sugary drinks – including 100 percent fruit juice – were “significantly associated with the risk of … Continue reading It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

Curb cravings with fruit: Eat natural sugars to break bad food habits and wean yourself off added sugars

There are many things about fruits that make them such great health foods. For one, they are rich in essential nutrients that the body requires to perform important processes. Fruits are also generous sources of antioxidant compounds that help protect cells and boost your immune system. But there’s another reason why fruits are an integral part of a … Continue reading Curb cravings with fruit: Eat natural sugars to break bad food habits and wean yourself off added sugars

6 More reasons NOT to drink diet soda

Sodas are known to be harmful to health. Likewise, diet sodas are still bad for you. “Diet” sodas and zero-calorie drinks are marketed as “healthier” alternatives to regular soda. But do not be fooled, they are made out of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Artificial sweeteners are said to contain no calories but are at … Continue reading 6 More reasons NOT to drink diet soda