An obese Quebec man is seen in this photo. Canada is resisting U.S. attempts during NAFTA renegotiations to stop it from putting labels on processed foods to warn of their health risks.
The U.S. is vehemently opposed to Canada’s intention to put labels on unhealthy processed foods. Here’s why Canada should continue to stand its ground during NAFTA renegotiations.
All types of sugars will give us the same amount of calories, whether they are from fruit or soft drink.
We often hear that we need to reduce our sugar intake. But don’t skimp on the fruit – eating whole fruit (not juice) is much healthier.
Frozen, dried and freeze-dried fruit are certainly convenient. But are they as good for you as fresh fruit?
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they’re healthy?
The type of sugar in popular soft drinks varies from country to country even if the brand name is the same.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
Fruit - a natural source of fructose.
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The discovery by researchers at Yale University that the brain is capable of converting glucose into fructose may lead to changes in how we target neurological complications in diabetes.
Don’t add sugar.
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Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids’ diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
Fructose is associated with US obesity rise but Europe allows health claims.
An EU decision to allow health claims to be made about fructose has angered obesity experts who blame the fruit sugar for rising obesity levels in the US. The decision allows food and drink manufacturers…
The European food agency has decided to allow health claims for products containing fructose.
The European Food and Safety Agency (EFSA) has just approved health claims for fructose-sweetened products, in a move that has astonished scientists around the world. Food and drink manufacturers can now…
The main sources of fructose in the typical western diet are processed foods and beverages.
Sucrose or sugar has two components – glucose and fructose. Glucose is present in virtually all naturally-occurring sweet foods and also exists as starch (although in a different chemical form, so it doesn’t…