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Do you know how much sugar is in 4 grams?

Hide the sugar

Posted on October 05, 2015 at 17:41 PM

We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and find industrial uses for it. The all-around substance I’m referring to is the white stuff we know as sugar, or sucrose — a molecule responsible for wreaking havoc on the American diet. The average person, for example, consumes more than 22 teaspoons […]

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Eat more Fruits and Veggies

Core reasons to eat more produce

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 13:04 PM

In a perfect world, the healthy tenets of a healthy lifestyle would translate into not only awareness but behavior change. Oh, that behavior change. I mean, we, as a nation, know what’s good for us — eat more fruits and vegetables. Awareness of that recommendation has increased a lot since George H. W. Bush was […]

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Eat to win

Eating to win

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 18:03 PM

Just like you wouldn’t put regular gas in a high-end sports car, you wouldn’t fuel your body with a candy bar before a workout. Or, would you? If you do, or if you’re not eating anything, you’re doing your body a disservice. Working out on an empty stomach, for example, increases your risk of injury. […]

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The American diet

Eating well to stay well

Posted on March 02, 2015 at 16:41 PM

We are a nation of burgers, sandwiches and tacos, and don’t take away desserts and sweet snacks. They rank No. 2 out of 32 food categories reviewed by the advisory committee of the 2015 dietary guidelines in a report recently released to the public for comment. It also found that Americans consume too much sugar-sweetened […]

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Research Design

Be your own nutrition sleuth

Posted on February 09, 2015 at 04:59 AM

You may have read the headlines — Tomato-rich diet ‘reduces prostate cancer risk’ or Overweight people ‘live longer,’ study claims. Headlines like these might pique your interest to read more and follow the advice to achieve a healthier you. But flashy headlines like these are often deficient in providing the real truth. Truth be told, […]

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Protein Powder Lab Tests

Lab-tested protein powders: what to buy

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 19:16 PM

For all the bad things about the American diet (whatever that really is), one fact is certain: We don’t suffer from a lack of protein in our diets. Depending on your age, and level and frequency of exercise, you may need more or less. For men, the ballpark number is 56 grams of protein a […]

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