Send me Your FREE
Health & Nutrition Updates

Tips on ways to live longer, healthier and happier.
Enter your email below.

Fats, Proteins and Carbs

7 Surprising Sources of Added Sugar

Foods don’t have to be sweet to contain the added sugar experts say to avoid.

May 2015 — Sugar is in the crosshairs of the nation’s nutrition experts, with the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) for the first time recommending limiting added sugars to no more than 10% of daily calories. (See the May newsletter for the complete story.) The US Food and Drug Administration, meanwhile, has proposed a separate listing for added sugars in its updated Nutrition Facts panel. “Unquestionably, there is no benefit from high intakes of added sugar,” says Tufts professor Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, who served as vice-chair of the DGAC, “and for most people there are adverse effects.”

Continue Reading

More Fats, Proteins and Carbs

New Evidence Your Heart Loves Nuts

 Subscribers OnlyMay 2015 - If you grew up thinking of nuts as a not-very-good-for-you indulgence, there’s a growing pile of evidence that...

What Can Yogurt Do for You?

 Subscribers OnlyMay 2015 - Americans consume more than $7 billion a year worth of yogurt, with hundreds of new yogurt products introduced...

Fast Food: Why It Pays to Compare

 Subscribers OnlyMarch 2015 - Making healthy choices at fast-food restaurants remains a challenge, according to new Tufts research,...

The Pros and Cons of Frozen Foods

January 2015 - In the dead of winter, grocery shoppers often turn to the freezer aisle for out-of-season produce as well as...

Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Which Is Best?

 Subscribers OnlyNovember 2014 - A recent headline-grabbing study seemed to settle the issue of low-carb versus low-fat diets definitively, reporting...