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Sugar Isn't Any Healthier Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is terrible for you. I want to be really clear about that. But if you pore over ingredient labels trying to avoid it, or if you opt for Jones Soda or Mexican Coke because of its “real” sugar, you may have been duped.

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Lifestyle

Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Brown Sugar 101

We love the taste of brown sugar. It has a rich, mellow flavor that adds depth to our homemade graham crackers and deliocous cheesecake crusts. Recipes generally specify which type of sugar should be used: light or dark brown, confectioner’s or refined white sugar, which is usually just listed as sugar. 342 more words

Food

Balance Should Be A Four-Letter Word

The idea of balance is one of the greatest impediments to eating right and losing unhealthy weight. It is hard to feel like you are feeding yourself and your family right if there aren’t ‘healthy’ vegetables and starches on the kids’ plates. 1,663 more words

Health

How to Nativate Sugar - the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

From an Ayurvedic perspective, the sweet taste is one of the six fundamental tastes and provides nourishment to your body, mind, and spirit. Because it is so nourishing, people tend to crave the sweet taste. 1,913 more words

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps Insecticide Go Down

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a small fly that was first discovered in the western U.S. in 2008. Since then it has colonized many fruit-growing areas in North America and has caused major problems for growers of cherries, berries, grapes, and tree fruits. 323 more words

Entomology News

Sugar Explained

I have found that when people are discussing sugar, they are usually talking about the ‘bad’ sugars such as those sugars found in cakes and chocolate. 1,132 more words

Diabetes

Tony reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:

There is so much talk about sugar being bad for you, but the truth is that nothing can be too bad for you as long as it is consumed in moderation. Just because something contains sugar does not mean that it is not nutritious. For example, we cannot cut out fructose from our diets because then we would not be meeting our daily needs in fruit and we are at risk of deficiencies of various vitamins and minerals.

Making Of... Photo of Sugar Cane

Time for another post in our occasional series, bringing you the stories behind the pictures and content of some of our posts.

We didn’t want to make too big a deal at the time, but the two sugar posts written by Ana McGuinness and Charles O’Brien (follow the links for… 418 more words

Chemistry