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Recommended levels of sugar halved

Posted March 7, 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has halved its recommended levels of sugar intake, thanks to a study carried out by Newcastle University academics.

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Fruit juice ‘as bad’ as sugary drinks, say researchers

Posted February 11, 2014

Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

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New research shows extended exposure to caffeine and sucrose impacts behaviour and brain chemistry

Posted February 7, 2014

New research suggests the long-term consumption of caffeinated sugar-sweetened drinks in place of water can cause lasting changes to behaviour, having profound effects on brain chemistry.

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Study: Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

Posted December 17, 2013

Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows.

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Coconut sugar: A low GI sugar rich in amino acids and B vitamins

Posted November 20, 2013

Coconut sugar, also called coconut sap sugar, is a sugar derived from the sap of coconut tree flowers. It has been used as a traditional sweetener for centuries in regions where coconut trees flourish, such as Southeast Asia. Coconut sugar is mostly comprised of sucrose, which gives it a sweet, caramel-like flavor. Unlike refined white sugar, coconut sugar is minimally processed, and few if any chemicals are added to it, meaning that most of its minerals are left intact. For this reason, coconut sugar has become increasingly popular in the West as a substitute to white and brown sugar, and it is commonly sold in health food stores.

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Discover the benefits of xylitol, the safe alternative to sugar

Posted November 11, 2013

The prevalent use of refined white cane sugar as a sweetener in foods and drinks is a serious contributing factor for a wide range of diseases, including cancer. Many alternatives, including aspartame and high-fructose – often GMO – corn syrup, are often even more dangerous to health than sugar. An excellent and unique alternative is xylitol, a sugar-like sweetener which is actually highly beneficial for health. Here is why.

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Research: Right Combination of Sugars Regulates Brain Development

Posted September 21, 2013

If the development of our nervous system is disturbed, we risk developing serious neurological diseases, impairing our sensory systems, movement control or cognitive functions. This is true for all organisms with a well-developed nervous system, from man to worm.

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Sugar Helps Scientists Find and Assess Prostate Tumors

Posted August 18, 2013

natural form of sugar could offer a new, noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and potentially see whether cancer medication is effective, by means of a new imaging technology developed at UC San Francisco in collaboration with GE Healthcare.

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Three Natural Ways To Control Sugar Absorption

Posted August 9, 2013

How sweet it isn’t: One of the least healthful parts of the American diet, nutritionists say, is refined sugar, and avoiding it is nearly impossible—but there are steps you can take.

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Top 5 healthy foods that fight sugar cravings

Posted August 3, 2013

Sugar cravings and eating too many foods that contain sugar may cause health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. If one gives in to his sugar cravings, the sugary foods that he ate will cause his blood sugar to increase quickly and then crash. The blood sugar crash then makes him crave for more sugar, so he eats more sugary foods and the cycle continues.

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