All of the studies selected found that artificial or nonnutritive (zero calorie) sweeteners had negative impacts on the metabolism, gut bacteria, and appetite of the subjects.
Researchers have discovered that one specific type of cancer is “remarkably more dependent” on sugar for its energy supply, as compared with other cancers.
With a new year comes new resolutions, and if you're one of the many looking to eat a bit more healthy, you're probably trying to watch your sugar.It's pretty common knowledge that the first thing you need to ditch are candies and chocolates, but it turns out sugar is hiding in many of our everyday foods that might be derailing our diets.According to the World Health Organization, we should really only be consuming a maximum of five teaspoons of sugar a day. To put that in perspective, one can of cola contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar and a specialty drink at Starbucks like a White Chocolate Mocha has over 15 teaspoons.It's always good to know what's in the foods we're eating, so take a look through our slideshow of unexpected foods that have sugar! What do you think about this? Let us know by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
If you enjoy washing your lunch down with a fizzy soft drink, we have bad news. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization issued a recommendation to increase the tax on sugary drinks to at least 20 per cent, as a way to reduce obesity and chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. So (brace yourself) we took a look at exactly how much sugar is in popular soft drinks, ranking nine of the biggest and most popular offenders from least to most sugar. Click the gallery above to find out more. If the tax were implemented, would it stop you from drinking your favourite sweet drink? Let us know by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
In recent years, our Food Enemy Number One has swung dramatically from greasy fry-ups and saturated fat (who could forget Gillian McKeith?) to sugar.We’ve been bombarded with information about the evils of the white stuff, but that doesn’t mean we’re actually any closer to cutting it out of our lives. Here are some tips you might not have thought of for chopping some extra sugar from your diet.
By now you’re probably aware of the damage sugar can do to your body – it’s been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s – but that doesn’t make it any easier to shake the habit. Thankfully, a new study out of UCLA may have found a way to reverse this damage.
Grab a banana on your way out the door this morning? That may be part of the reason why you can’t seem to drop those last five pounds.
If dietitians get their way, you will soon be paying more for your sugary drinks. Dietitians of Canada released a statement today calling for the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages. This includes soft drinks, energy drinks and fruit drinks.
Festive baking is definitely one of the best parts of the holidays. But for some, it can be a painful reminder of their limiting dietary restrictions. We’ve all heard of swapping out an egg for a banana or switching to a rice-based flour or milk to deal with sensitivities but here are eight other alternative ingredients you may not have heard about. Whether you’re gluten-free, allergic to eggs or can’t handle dairy, these modified ingredients will let you satiate your sweet tooth without the stomach upset. Click through the gallery about and let us know if we’ve missed anything by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
For years, stylists have been boasting about the benefits of sea salt sprays. Nearly every brand on the market has their own version of the ocean-inspired texturizer from Bumble and Bumble’s cult classic, Surf Spray, to drugstore versions by OGX, TRESemmé and John Frieda.
Manhattan family doctor Bruce Roseman used to be addicted to foods like bread and pasta. In fact, Roseman says that new brain imaging techniques from the emerging field of addiction neuroscience show that a certain carbs—which he calls “addictocarbs”—stimulate the addiction and pleasure centres of the brain, causing irresistible cravings just like opioids. Roseman, who also holds joint appointments at Mount Sinai Hospital in the departments of family medicine and OB/GYN, says he was overweight for most of his life until he gave up carbs, having twice lost 70 pounds only to gain it all back.