Studies show that most people who are overweight or obese are also chronically dehydrated.
There is more sugar and other sweeteners in our food and drinks globally than a decade ago, with manufacturers prioritising healthier options in richer countries.
Binge eating or hyperfixating on certain foods may be common in people with ADHD.
An anthropologist writes that despite best efforts, there is no guarantee that children may not have been exploited in the production process of chocolate.
Apart from being a jewel of Canada’s culinary heritage, maple syrup has a complex chemical constitution.
Potato milk may not be the most nutritious plant-based alternative – but it still has some benefits.
Alcoholic drinks have high levels of sugar that could be driving up people’s weight.
Eighteenth-century Quakers attempted to align their religious beliefs with what they purchased. These Quakers led some of the early campaigns against sugar being produced by enslaved people.
Born in Blackness by Howard W. French is a towering work. It argues that, because of gold and slavery, Africa is central to creating the modern world.
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Sugar gets a bad rap, but exactly which sugar is meant? Nutrient-dense sweet ripe fruits are a far cry from refined table sugar – and their differences can have big health implications.
Sugar has deep links with slavery in the US, but Black workers weren’t the only ones affected. In post-Civil War Louisiana, Chinese workers also toiled cutting and processing cane.
Before the Civil War, US activists sought to combat slavery through sugar boycotts. Instead, consumption grew.
Kids often crave processed sugary foods. But research shows that consuming too many treats during childhood and adolescence may lead to behavioral and emotional problems.
A healthy diet can include some candy. But if you eat too much, it can interfere with your appetite for the stuff your body actually needs.
Children who are fed diets high in added sugars are more likely than children with lower sugar intakes to have a number of negative health consequences as they develop.
If you ever feel like you can’t stop eating sugar, you are responding precisely as programmed by natural selection. What was once an evolutionary advantage has a different effect today.
Just because something is sweet doesn’t necessarily mean it is sugary. There are a number of molecules that taste sweet. To understand how and why takes a little bit of chemistry.
A new study looked at advertising and purchase data for children’s drinks and suggests that ads and pricing strategies contribute to sweetened children’s drink purchases.