Sugar Archive

Food Fraud: Low-Fat Yogurt

Too often this nutritional superstar — rich in protein and calcium — contains shocking amounts of added sugar. Some brands add 30 or more grams of fructose, sucrose, or other sweeteners Compare plain to fruited yogurts to see the difference between naturally-occurring milk sugar and added sugar listed on the nutrition facts panel. ...Read More

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Studies suggest cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could curtail appetite, particularly in people with type 2 diabetes. Nearly everyone can benefit from cinnamon in its traditional role. You don’t have to run out and buy cinnamon pills or supplements though. Try adding some into your ...Read More

Good Mood Food: Smart Carbs

Foods can boost energy in three ways: by providing sufficient calories, by delivering stimulants like caffeine, and by pushing the metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently. As for mood, the best foods are those that stabilize blood sugar and trigger feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin. Carbs may be the foe of ...Read More

Food Fraud: Energy Bars

Thinking you are making good choices with the energy bars? But they are made for health nuts and gym rats, they should be good, right? Many of these are simply enhanced candy bars with more calories (up to 500) and a higher price tag. Their compact size also leaves many people unsatisfied. ...Read More

Fluffy Lemon Squares

Fluffy Lemon Squares PER SERVING (1 square): 121 calories, 2.5g fat, 203mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 4g protein – POINTS® value 2* Ingredients: Crust 1 1/2 cups Fiber One Original bran cereal 1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown) 4 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda or Truvia) or ...Read More