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Archive for the ‘Artificial Sweeteners’ Category

Fructose is a natural, simple sugar found in fruits and vegetables which provides energy to the body. The consumption of fructose among Americans has increased by more than twice in the last three decades due to the rising intake of high fructose corn syrup, a mixture of fructose and glucose, which is commonly used as a sweetener in soda and other food products. Scientists have recently found that increased fructose consumption can affect uric acid levels and the way the liver is depleted of energy.  In particular, they found that obese and diabetic patients who take a lot of fructose […]

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Big Sugary Drinks Banned in NYC Restaurants

Starting March next year, restaurants, delis, movie and Broadway theaters and any establishment with a food-service license in New York City will be barred from serving supersized beverages (larger than 16 ounces). So far, this NYC is the first US city to regulate portion sizes in food establishments to fight obesity. Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes that these regulations, which were approved by the Board of Health, do not assault personal freedom, because nobody is barred from buying as much soda as they want, although they would have to buy multiple cans or bottles. Fast-food establishments with soda fountains where customers […]

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Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Similar to Sugar?

Makers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) have sued a sugar industry trade group for allegedly maligning their product by claiming false advertisements that say HFCS is similar to natural sugar. This group of food companies that includes Cargill Inc., and Archer-Daniels Midland Co., says that their sales are jeopardized by the misleading allegations made by sugar companies that HFCS makers are falsely advertising their products as nutritionally equivalent to sugar. High fructose corn syrup is produced from corn and is used as a sweetener in many foods and drinks. On the other hand, natural sugar comes from sugar beets […]

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The Problem with Artificial Sweeteners

Many people replace their sugar intake by using products with artificial sweeteners, thinking that these are lower in calories and that they do not affect blood sugar levels. However, scientists are finding that although consumers may avoid the calories there are other repercussions that may be harmful to them. Dr. Devendra Mehta, a gastroenterologist at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children states that artificial are not helpful as a diet aid because people who have a diet soda end up overcompensating by eating another slice of pizza or cake, thinking that they are having less calories anyway. Recent scientific studies show […]

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