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Here’s How to Break Your Sugar Addiction

Here’s How to Break Your Sugar Addiction

Unchecked emotional eating can easily transition into food addiction. Not only is the emotional component driving the behavior, but comfort foods such as cookies and ice cream are also loaded with addictive substances — sugar being one of the main ones. But even in the absence of emotional eating, food addiction can be a problem. EFT Practitioner

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Significantly Reduce Health Risks With Organic Eating

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, has made headlines because it’s the most used agricultural chemical in history and because the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has identified it as a probable human carcinogen. An obvious answer to concerns about glyphosate exposure via your diet is to switch to organic foods.

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Sucralose Is Deceiving Consumers With False Advertising

Sucralose is found in thousands of low-calorie foods and beverages worldwide, and in the U.S. has the largest market share for artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes. It first gained regulatory approval in Canada in 1991, with approval in the U.S. occurring in 1998. The U.S. approval was based on early studies that suggested the majority of sucralose

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Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease, Another Study

Guidelines published for eating fats continue to be confusing as the basic premise was wrong. Dietary fat is associated with heart disease, but it is processed vegetable oils loaded with trans fats and damaged omega-6 fats that are producing the problem, not saturated fats. An international team of 17 experts analyzed the results from three large reviews recently published

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Eating Junk Food Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Metabolic Disease and Even Cancer

The Nutri-Score logo is based on the British Food Standards Agency’s Nutrient Profiling System, which is calculated for each food or beverage using a 100-gram content measure for energy (calories), sugar, saturated fatty acids, sodium, fiber and proteins. The profiling system has been used in the UK to regulate food advertising to children since 2007. Simple though it

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Canola Oil Clogs Blood and Promotes Dementia, Study

Why do you think most health food stores use canola oil mixed into nearly every packaged and jarred food on their shelves? The honest answer is they’re trying to make more money. Insects won’t go near canola oil – there’s a sign not to eat it right there. Its shelf life runs close to forever.

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The Best Cooking Oils Based on Latest Research

It’s probably fair to say that most recipes today calling for some type of oil for cooking usually suggest “vegetable” oil or canola oil. But a recent study in Australia found that vegetable oils, which are extracted from seeds, are at the bottom of the barrel. The researchers made interesting observations of the oils, especially in

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Obesity Causes People To Crave More Sugar and Salt

Based on the results of a study conducted by Cornell University researchers, obesity can blunt a person’s taste buds, reducing their ability to enjoy the taste of food, especially for the five primary tastes: Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and savory. The study, which was published in PLOS Biology, discussed how chronic low-grade inflammation caused by obesity could reduce the number of

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Drinking Alcohol or Sugary Drinks Make Us Thirsty, Here’s Why

In a study published in Cell Metabolism, research indicated the liver hormone FGF21, or fibroblast growth factor 21, to be responsible for the brain’s actions to increase water intake to prevent dehydration. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) have been studying FGF21 for a long time, with earlier research pointing out the hormone’s ability to

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