BY Shannon McNamara ON August 7, 2014
There was a time when I would have paired southern style potato salad, baked beans, sweet gherkins, watermelon and a dessert with the BBQ ribs. I’m fortunate to have learned a few things about moderating sweeteners in my diet and glad that my kids’ palates have evolved as well as mine. Continue Reading
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON July 8, 2014
The headlines shout: “Sugar is as addictive as cocaine!” Can this really be true? A quick Google search of “sugar addiction” yields over 500,000 results with countless stories in publications ranging from the Huffington Post to Psychology Today along with an array of books and plans to “cure” the condition. But what’s the real truth about the sweet substance everyone seems to love? Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: Experts, Research, Studies
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON January 15, 2014
Sugar continues to be in the news, with fructose often blamed as one of the causes of obesity and diabetes. The fact is, research shows that fructose is not responsible for increasing obesity rates, and improvements in health and weight management require a holistic approach using techniques that elicit healthy lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Following is a summary of three important research studies and one consensus report by scientific authorities published in 2013 on the topic. Continue Reading
BY Carol Sloan, RDN ON December 27, 2013
Diet fads are always in the news, but at the end of the year the latest diet trends can rear their ugly heads as consumers make New Years’ resolutions to find ways to lose weight. Popular diets usually consist of cutting or reducing consumption of carbohydrates in food in the New Year. Carbohydrate intake has been on the radar screen since the 1980s, when all types of carbs were suddenly viewed as the nutrition villain. Continue Reading
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON December 19, 2013
Food and nutrition is always a hot topic, but every year there seem to be new food trends on the horizon. What will be the latest food trends in 2014? Well, there's no telling what late-breaking nutrition news we'll see, but here is my stab at what the new year will bring for diet, nutrition and food trends: Continue Reading