American Sugar: The Untold Story.

There is a metabolic difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. The simple ones become glucose soon after...

Mineral Taste Testing: The Science Behind It

There is a metabolic difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. The simple ones become glucose soon after they are eaten. The complex ones take longer to turn into sugar and are less apt to…

Holiday Indulgence

It’s typical to drop your guard at holiday time. Getting caught up in the festivities is probably the biggest excuse to overeat, the definition of which is relative. Generally, it refers to the…

Soda And Heart Risk: And We Thought It Was Only Teeth We Had To Worry About

Did your mother ever say, “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll…?” Know what the matter is? Even as adults who know what’s good for us, we drop the ball as if we didn’t know what’s good for us.…

Fructose Is an Inflammatory Word

Inflammatory words arouse strong emotion. Related to our physical being, the term “inflammatory” refers to the body’s strong response to invasion by a foreign substance, such as a virus or bacterium,…

Electrolytes and Sugar(s): Stuff You Need To Know

Although we are admonished not to mix electrolytes with sugars, we do it anyway. Most of the time it’s isn’t “we”, the consumer; it’s “we”, the marketer. The soda industry wouldn’t sell much product…

Sweet And Large

A corned beef special with extra Russian dressing, a side of cole slaw, and a hunk of New York cheese cake for dessert, chased with a Diet Coke. This was pretty common lunchtime fare for a raft of…

Cancer And Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t

Talk about linking sugar to cancer can be confusing. The “facts” are often presented in a misleading manner that can cause anxiety in those who have the disease. Yet, learning about the science…

Coconut Water: Is It What It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Whether or not Robinson Crusoe was sustained by it, coconut water—not coconut milk—has gathered a following among those fitness fans looking for an all-natural alternative to sports drinks. However,…

Milk – It Does A Body Something, For Sure

Most advertisements try to float the reader / viewer to the side of the river that hosts the heralded product. You’ll unlikely see a car salesman tell you there’s a better deal across the street. If…