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These “Healthy” Sugar Substitutes are Even Deadlier

These “Healthy” Sugar Substitutes are Even Deadlier | Sugar | Scoop.it
If you’re a regular Health Watch reader, you know the dangers of eating sugar. It may be the single biggest threat to your health… Eating it does more than just make you pack on extra pounds.
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The 30 day challenge really does sound interesting, especially in this 'Stoptober' month!

Stoptober - beneficially stopping a habit in the month of October :)

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New Study Says Agavins Can Help You Slim Down - Shape Magazine (blog)

New Study Says Agavins Can Help You Slim Down - Shape Magazine (blog) | Sugar | Scoop.it
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New Study Says Agavins Can Help You Slim Down
Shape Magazine (blog)
A sugar from the tequila plant may help diabetics slim down, according to recent research presented at the American Chemical Society's national meeting.
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This is truly the information age, we can all see just how quickly new information is made available to us. It seems when it comes to health, yesterdays news is not just old it can also be wrong. It means we have to constantly be on our toes, knowing what new things the experts have come up with and how it affects us.

We all have to keep learning...

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5 surprising foods that can affect your mood

5 surprising foods that can affect your mood | Sugar | Scoop.it
If you’re feeling happy, sad, angry or confused and can’t work out why, it might be time to start having a closer look on your plate. Food and drink can affect your mood in ways you never thought possible, and we’ve got a rundown of five of the most mood altering foods out there.
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Sugar can make you angry! Now who would have guessed that?

 

Sorry sugar dear but that's another thumbs down for you unfortunately.

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The bitter truth - The Hindu

The bitter truth - The Hindu | Sugar | Scoop.it
The Hindu
The bitter truth
The Hindu
Sugar is actually as toxic to the liver as alcohol, which is derived from the fermentation of sugar.
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This article is about India in general and how obesity is taking a toll on their population. Many Indians are known to have a sweet tooth and like sugary delights just like many in the western world and the negative results are showing up in their health statistics.

I'm sure this article will help us to have a deep think, to say that refined (white) sugar is as toxic as alcohol is a good place to start thinking...

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Nutella-maker calls doctor's video on sugar content a 'gross exaggeration' - Globalnews.ca

Nutella-maker calls doctor's video on sugar content a 'gross exaggeration' - Globalnews.ca | Sugar | Scoop.it
Nutella-maker calls doctor's video on sugar content a 'gross exaggeration'
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Consumers should be eating only about 20 grams of refined sugar in their diets, Zentner said.
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Well the maker's of Nutella were never going to say their product was unhealthy were they? We been given the facts and figures the choice is now ours to make. Healthy or ...

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The Amino Acid That Beats Popular Diabetes Drugs

New research shows that arginine works as well as several drugs for type 2 diabetes.
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I guess eating the suggested foods can only be a plus :)

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What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke | Sugar | Scoop.it
What happens to your body when you drink soft drinks? It's health-defying to say the least.
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More proof that fizzy, sugary drinks need to be ditched!

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Sugary soft drinks linked to raised risk of diabetes - Nursing Times

Sugary soft drinks linked to raised risk of diabetes - Nursing Times | Sugar | Scoop.it
Sugary soft drinks linked to raised risk of diabetes
Nursing Times
While this type of research cannot prove a definite cause and effect between sugary drink consumption and diabetes, it does suggest a strong association.
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Is this a confirmation of some of the things we already knew?

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Rapadura Sugar - 500g | Changing Habits

Rapadura Sugar - 500g | Changing Habits | Sugar | Scoop.it
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Is this better than the white stuff? Should we encourage it, or should we just pluck out the sweet tooth and forget the "S" word? :)

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Why is sugar so addictive?

Why is sugar so addictive? | Sugar | Scoop.it
Why is sugar so addictive? There are a few reasons. The first is rooted in our biology. Humans can not manufacture vitamin C so we must consume it.
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This article assmes that we all believe that sugar is addictive and we are just wondering why? That's very interesting and so is this article!

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Leanwashing: How food marketing misleads consumers - VOXXI

Leanwashing: How food marketing misleads consumers - VOXXI | Sugar | Scoop.it
Leanwashing: How food marketing misleads consumers
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“As the general public learns more about the negative health effects of too much fat, sodium, and sugar, food producers and marketers are trying to keep pace by introducing healthier options.
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We live in the 'information age' and therefore information is key. Reading the package to know what you are actually ingesting is key, but as this article indicates we mustn't stop there we must be sure we truly understand what the manufacturer is or isn't saying. It's time for us to to indulge in reading between the lines...Happy Shopping :)

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Choosing a healthier breakfast means being sugar, protein aware - WATE-TV

Choosing a healthier breakfast means being sugar, protein aware - WATE-TV | Sugar | Scoop.it
Choosing a healthier breakfast means being sugar, protein aware WATE-TV "Mistakes for breakfast include high sugar cereals or even granola bars that sound healthy but are more equivalent to a candy bar as far as the sugar and nutrition content go."...
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Information always helps us to make the right choices

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Waist matter - Mumbai Mirror

Waist matter - Mumbai Mirror | Sugar | Scoop.it
Waist matter Mumbai Mirror So while the vast majority of us do not aspire to have a rather teensy middle, most of us would like to lose a few inches from this key area to look better in clothes - a sari with a protruding tummy is not the most...
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Interesting news from Mumbai!

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Is your pint of beer sweeter than a Barcardi Breezer?

Is your pint of beer sweeter than a Barcardi Breezer? | Sugar | Scoop.it
Tucking into a tasty real ale from a your local brewery might be a treat that's on the increase, as we shun mass-produced lager in favour of artisan beer, but underneath that healthy golden glow, your pint may be hiding a dark secret.
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Sugar sugar in my drink which is the sweeetest of them all?

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Your ultimate guide to quitting sugar in 12 easy steps

Your ultimate guide to quitting sugar in 12 easy steps | Sugar | Scoop.it
Sugar is the new tobacco, according to experts last week. We’re hopelessly addicted to the stuff, it’s integral to most of our lives and diet and yet it’s terrible for our health and one of the biggest reasons for the current obesity crisis.
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Doesn't that half bring a smile to your face, "Sugar the new Tobacco"? For years tobacco was marketed as the 'in-thing', until one day we were told it was actually leading to an early grave for many.

Now it's the turn of sugar. We do however need to make the correct distinction, the culprit is actually 'refined sugar' otherwise known as 'added sugar'.

I believe sugar in its natural state i.e. whole fruits is good, of course anything done in excess is bad. So moderation should be our watch word. :)

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Exercise may be more effective treatment than drugs - Irish Times

Exercise may be more effective treatment than drugs - Irish Times | Sugar | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Exercise may be more effective treatment than drugs Irish Times More than 200 trials examined drug treatment for the conditions, such as the effects of statins, beta blockers and antiplatelet therapy on preventing significant illness in...
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It is said 'prevention is better than cure' and I for one whole heartily believe it.

Now, where are my trainers?

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Rethinking a fast-food fix leads to healthier eating

Rethinking a fast-food fix leads to healthier eating | Sugar | Scoop.it
Sometimes even the healthiest among us crave fast food. The problem is that fast food is usually fried with super-sized portions, but it doesn't have to be that way.
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25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas

25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas | Sugar | Scoop.it
Hangovers, morning sickness, depression, protection against cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. These are just a few of the powerful reason you should include bananas in your diet.
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Sugar in it's natural state is always best. That's what you get with bananas and a whole lot more also.

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Death By Sucralose: I’m Addicted To Artificial Sweeteners

Death By Sucralose: I’m Addicted To Artificial Sweeteners | Sugar | Scoop.it
I live, by all intents and purposes, an extremely healthy lifestyle. I exercise daily, I eat only nutritionally-dense, vitamin-rich foods and refrain from junk
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Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes | Sugar | Scoop.it
Gluten free - dairy free - refined sugar free - nut free These are a wonderful gluten and dairy free cupcake, full of the goodness of coconut and absolutely scrumptious fresh from the oven. I've...
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 Rapadura sugar that was a new one on me, we learn every day :)

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Limit Your Intake of This to Prevent Wrinkles and Facial Aging | Natural Healing - Natural Health Breakthroughs from Across the Globe

Limit Your Intake of This to Prevent Wrinkles and Facial Aging | Natural Healing - Natural Health Breakthroughs from Across the Globe | Sugar | Scoop.it
High blood sugar causes wrinkles. Limit sugar intake and prevent facial aging.
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