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How Sugar Is Hiding From Us

How Sugar Is Hiding From Us | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If we want to avoid sugar, we need to understand how to read labels and know all the tricks of the trade how sugar can hide from us. Food manufacturer

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, May 3, 3:37 PM

Sugar hides in plain sight. 

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56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products

56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, agave nectar, ethyl maltol, fruit juice concentrate - no matter what the label says, it’s all added sugar. Some are worse for you than others, though


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Brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, agave nectar, ethyl maltol, fruit juice concentrate - no matter what the label says, it’s all added sugar. Here are 56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products.

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Sugar, the addictive enemy hiding in plain sight

Sugar, the addictive enemy hiding in plain sight | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Sugar addiction and nicotine dependency may share some common biochemical substrates.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 21, 1:55 PM

Could sugar be the worst legal drug? Could sugar be the most abused drug? These and other studies all strongly point to one simple conclusion: sugar, especially when abused, can be extremely dangerous. Therefore, action in the form of social change... as well as educational interventions on nutrition and food consumption, is urgent for the wellbeing of our society.

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If You Don’t Stop Eating Processed Foods You Increase Your Risk Of Autoimmune Disease

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If You Don't Stop Eating Processed Foods You Increase Your Risk Of Autoimmune Disease

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 18, 1:46 PM

Seven additives in processed foods--sugar, salt, gluten, microbial transglutaminase, nanoparticles, fat solvents, and emulsifiers--may contribute to autoimmune diseases by weakening the junctions of the gut making the lining of the gut more permeable (leaky gut).

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Sugar: killing you sweetly

Sugar: killing you sweetly | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Global expert on nutrition Robert Lustig warns that concerns over sugar’s effect on weight are insignificant compared to its deadly effect on the metabolism.


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"When sugar was a condiment..., we knew how much we were consuming and we didn’t have this problem. But when sugar went from being a condiment to food, the dose ratcheted way up, and now we’re getting sick and dying from it."

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, March 28, 1:56 PM

"When sugar was a condiment..., we knew how much we were consuming and we didn’t have this problem. But when sugar went from being a condiment to food, the dose ratcheted way up, and now we’re getting sick and dying from it."

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"When sugar was a condiment..., we knew how much we were consuming and we didn’t have this problem. But when sugar went from being a condiment to food, the dose ratcheted way up, and now we’re getting sick and dying from it."

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"When sugar was a condiment..., we knew how much we were consuming and we didn’t have this problem. But when sugar went from being a condiment to food, the dose ratcheted way up, and now we’re getting sick and dying from it."

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Forget Diet Trends: Cut the Sugar - Forbes Opinion

Forget Diet Trends: Cut the Sugar - Forbes Opinion | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"Reducing sugar intake isn’t just about losing weight or preventing cavities. Americans’ excessive sugar consumption poses tangible health risks. An April 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found “a significant relationship” between added sugar consumption and increased risk for cardiovascular disease mortality. Those who consumed a quarter or more of their daily calories from sugar were twice as likely to die from heart disease than those with daily sugar intake of 7% or less! As a heart surgeon, these are numbers I notice."


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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, February 29, 1:35 PM

The new USDA dietary guidelines are the first step in changing Americans’ high-sugar diet. But government officials, public health leaders, and community organizations have a responsibility to equip the public with the tools to make that change. Only then will we begin to see a culture [of] health.

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Your Starbucks drink may have 25 spoons of sugar in it

Your Starbucks drink may have 25 spoons of sugar in it | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Flavored drinks served by the likes of Starbucks can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar per serving, according to a new report by a British campaign group Action on Sugar.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, February 18, 2:05 PM

The British campaign group Action on Sugar says that 98% of hot flavored drinks sold at major coffee chains in the U.K. have excessive levels of sugars per serving, with 35% containing nine or more teaspoons of sugar -- the same amount as a can of Coca Cola. Sugar levels are similar in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Sneaky sugar: Where added sugar lurks in your diet

Sneaky sugar: Where added sugar lurks in your diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

When the federal government finally recommended a daily limit on added sugar in its 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released earlier this month, it joined a growing chorus of health experts, dessert-denying CrossFitters and the generally carb-averse. Added sugar — any sweetener introduced during processing or cooking — is found in 74 percent of packaged foods, but it’s incredibly difficult to track.


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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, January 21, 3:08 PM

This article does a great job of illustrating where sugar is hiding in processed food and how to deduce how much added sugar is in a food.

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How Coca-Cola’s relationship with sugar has changed in the past 2 years

How Coca-Cola’s relationship with sugar has changed in the past 2 years | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
AsCoke’s approachto sugar evolves internally, it is influenced by new laws discouraging consumption of sugary beverages and public condemnation.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, December 10, 2015 2:21 PM

"First, they attack the science. Then, they fund community groups, promote exercise as a solution, and say they're self-regulated and don't need to be regulated by an outside source," says Marion Nestle

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A Sugar Scientist Reveals 6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out

A Sugar Scientist Reveals 6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Learn how to protect yourself and your family from lurking added sugar.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:52 PM

Great insight from sugar scientist Dr. Laura Schmidt. 

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‘We need to make people get angry about sugar’ says cardiologist campaigner | Mary O’Hara

‘We need to make people get angry about sugar’ says cardiologist campaigner | Mary O’Hara | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Aseem Malhotra, founder of Action on Sugar, says only public pressure will make the government take action on obesity

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 18, 2015 4:57 PM

If there was genuine political will, then positive changes could be brought about very quickly, he argues. Much like the ban on smoking in public places, clear, practical policy steps could have a tangible impact on people’s health right away – and on demand for healthcare, he suggests. Public education about the risks of sugar on its own will not suffice.

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The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Dr Aseem Malhotra reveals why you need to let fat be your medicine

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 16, 2015 12:49 PM

A cardiologist's perspective on fat and carbohydrates.

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11 Weird Things Sugar Is Doing to Your Body

11 Weird Things Sugar Is Doing to Your Body | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
For starters, it's wrecking your face. And that's just what's happening on the exterior.

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#sugar #weightloss #diet #fit #healthy

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11 Weird Things Sugar Does to Your Body

11 Weird Things Sugar Does to Your Body | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Sugar might help you get through those hill sprints, but in excess, this sweet carb wreaks a bunch of not-so-great stuff throughout your body.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 27, 1:53 PM

New science shows that this overload of sugar—often stemming from hard-to-detect hidden added sugars—is affecting your body in all sorts of strange ways. Check out these 11 weird things that sugar is doing to your body.

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 27, 8:48 PM

Did you know that excessive sugar consumption causes a cascade of metabolic injury to your body? Most people are now ingesting about 20 or more teaspoons/day or 150 pounds of sugar/year. This is insane.

 

Your body wasn't designed to handle the insulin spike that happens very quickly when you eat highly refined processed food stuff loaded with hidden sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and/or artificial sweeteners. Back in the Paleolithic days, your human ancestors ate starches aka complex carbs in the form of tubers, roots, fruits, and veggies.

 

Mother Nature is smart as she developed taste buds to detect the presence of starch. Starch was very important as it was a fuel supply. It released glucose into the bloodstream slowly. And here's the catch. The taste buds detecting the sweet taste of starch covered two-thirds of the tongue.

 

For the hunter-gatherers detecting sweet starch was critical for fuel and it also helped them with food safety. Poisonous plants are never sweet. But you and millions of other people live in a different age where sucrose (table sugar) is digested by enzymes in saliva and raise glucose levels in a few seconds. And the supply is unlimited.

 

Being on a sugar roller coaster not only ages you, but causes chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. Sugar affects all your organs, including your brain. You may experience mood swings, brain fog, poor memory, fatigue, anxiety,  headaches, and depression.

 

Health tips: Isn't it time to switch from sickness to zestful-living? Try plant based real whole food and eliminate or greatly reduce your intake of sugar and all its derivatives. Learn to make your own food and avoid highly processed non food stuff. 

 

Grow your own sprouts, eat more dark leafy greens, add some algae, sea veggies to the mix. Eat ripe fruit if you're healthy and eat more veggies, legumes, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains. The more of these types of food you consume, the more your taste buds will crave these plant foods.

 

Read more about "11 ways Sugar Hurts Your Body" from www.bicycling.com by Leah Zerbe.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/dangers-of-sugar-consumption site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @http://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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How sugar is wreaking havoc on your skin

How sugar is wreaking havoc on your skin | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
A diet high in sugar consumption has deleterious effects on our heart health and waistline, and is also an enemy to our skin. Let’s take a closer look at the impact on our skin from our sugar intake.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 22, 2:04 PM

Processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. These in turn break down collagen and elastin, and result in sagging skin and wrinkles. In addition to damaging collagen, a high-sugar diet also affects what type of collagen you have — another factor in how resistant skin is to wrinkling. And, too, inflammation can provoke acne breakout.

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Breakfast? There goes your daily recommended sugar intake

Breakfast? There goes your daily recommended sugar intake | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
It is hard to find the sweet stuff hidden in the small print on many food products

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 18, 1:54 PM

One major problem with sugar is that it's abundant in foods we don't recognize as sweet or that are marketed as part of a healthy diet. Incidental sugar adds up quickly and one can easily surpass the daily recommended limit at breakfast alone.

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Soft-Drink Makers Have New Secret Ingredient: Sugar!

Soft-Drink Makers Have New Secret Ingredient: Sugar! | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Soft drinks, including Pepsi and Boylan, under pressure from sliding sales, are touting “real sugar” and cane sugar among their ingredients.


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Soft-drink makers have a new way to pitch their sweet beverages: They contain sugar. The appeal: Sugar is natural.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, March 30, 4:44 PM

Soft-drink makers have a new way to pitch their sweet beverages: They contain sugar. The appeal: Sugar is natural.

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What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body?

The effects of sugar can take your body down a vicious cycle known as metabolic syndrome. UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains.


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 20, 12:48 PM

Did you know that sugar is a metabolic disaster waiting to happen to you when you consume  too much of this sweet poison?  Sugar and all of its derivatives are not your friend.

 

Health Tips: Get off the highly refined processed non food roller coaster and start eating real whole plant based food. Consume a small amount of plant sugars including whole food dates, prunes, raisins, and grade B maple syrup, or coconut sugar for baking. For beverages add lemon/lime slices or cut frozen fruit like berries. If you like Stevia, use a very small amount. Buy organic.

 

Watch this video to find out why sugar is not your friend. "What Does sugar actually Do to Your Body" from www.youtube.com by Fig.1 by University of California.

 

This www.dangers-of-sugar-consumption site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @http://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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We waited half a century to give up cigarettes, but there is no excuse with sugar

We waited half a century to give up cigarettes, but there is no excuse with sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
My name is Cole and I am a diabetic. Well, you may say, so what? Four million of us are, even if half a million of those don’t know it yet. You may have guessed my state before I did, if you had seen my weight and the unhealthy diet of a reporter on the road, grabbing meals between deadlines; not to mention the habits of a comfort eater. But I have only known the truth about myself for the past week, and in that time I have suddenly been made aware of the tsunami of sugar, the great sweeping wave of sweetness that threatens to overwhelm us all. 

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, February 23, 2:00 PM

Added sugar is ubiquitous in our diets, and it's killing us.

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Sweet seduction: Six stories of sugar

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Is sugar the new tobacco? It depends on who you talk to.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, February 8, 3:28 PM

"Sugar – or rather fructose, which makes up half of table sugar – works like a drug. Except this drug is in every home, service station, school, hospital, and supermarket."  This article explores whether our reaction to sugar is just another fad or a step forward for mankind.

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Evidence suggests sugar consumption plays greater role in heart disease than saturated fat

Evidence suggests sugar consumption plays greater role in heart disease than saturated fat | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Atherosclerotic Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the United States as well as being the leading cause of death throughout the developed world. Healthcare professionals have for many ...

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, January 14, 2:11 PM

"best advice is to avoid processed foods rather than to simply avoid SFAs as avoiding SFAs might direct people away from foods that are not only completely benign but actually beneficial (such as dairy foods) but also steer people towards foods that may be harmful - i.e. low-fat, ultra-processed, with huge amounts of hidden added sugars."

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This is what happens when you give up sugar

This is what happens when you give up sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Embarking on a sugar free diet could make food taste sweeter, helping people deviate from high sugar eating regimes, new research has found. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined healthy adults who consumed two or more sugary drinks a day and consumed sweeteners on a regular basis.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 30, 2015 6:26 PM

Herein lies an opportunity for food manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar they add to processed foods. Doing so would reduce our sugar environment and leave no one dissatisfied.

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Om Equilibrium's curator insight, December 5, 2015 3:57 AM

Ready for trying this?.....no more POISON in your life

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Low-fat lie one big diet cover-up

Low-fat lie one big diet cover-up | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
You might expect that major  recommendations  about health and diet (like the low fat diet) would be rigorously tested and assessed before being promoted to the public.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:36 PM

"Rather than ask authorities, we should ask our grandparents what they ate when they were young."

Intentional Wellness's curator insight, December 3, 2015 12:08 AM

"Rather than ask authorities, we should ask our grandparents what they ate when they were young."

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Which is Worse: Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners?

Which is Worse: Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Here’s to drinking your coffee black.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 18, 2015 1:03 PM

While more research is needed to determine if artificial sweeteners are harmful, it is clear they certainly do not convey any benefit.

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Placing a Cap on Americans' Consumption of Added Sugar

Placing a Cap on Americans' Consumption of Added Sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The goal of new F.D.A.guidelinesis to limit added sugar to no more than 10 percent of daily calories. For an adult, that means no more than 12.5 teaspoons a day.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 10, 2015 12:52 PM

The FDA's new recommendation is to limit sugar to less than 10% of daily calories, which for a 2,000 calorie diet would be 200 calories from sugar or 50 g of sugar daily (about 12.5 tsp).