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30 06, 2020

A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

By |2020-06-30T09:49:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This is actually true. Humans naturally enjoy sugar. Right from the womb we [...]

3 06, 2014

The Obsession with Sugar

By |2014-06-03T09:00:40-04:00June 3rd, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

As a nutrition communication consultant I occasionally write about topics related to the food industry clients I may serve, but my thoughts and opinions are my own. This post is on behalf of the Calorie Control Council.   I recently read an article claiming that crystalline fructose was different than [...]

26 10, 2012

Added Sugars: Update from FNCE 2012

By |2012-10-26T08:00:05-04:00October 26th, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Added Sugars: Update from FNCE 2012

I was in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago where the Academy of Food and Nutrition held its annual conference and expo. There were thousands of RDs and nutrition professionals there, working in a variety of industry: Clinical nutrition, school nutrition, media (freelance writers, authors, television), community nutrition, [...]

28 06, 2012

New Study: We May be Able to Remove Fructose from the Dr. Evil list…

By |2012-06-28T15:46:40-04:00June 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Study: We May be Able to Remove Fructose from the Dr. Evil list…

There has been so much buzz over sugar this year, particularly fructose. Fructose is found naturally in fruit and is a monosaccharide found in both sucrose and high fructose corn syrup (each are about 50% fructose, and 50% glucose). A new study shows that consuming excessive calories is [...]

3 05, 2012

Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

By |2012-05-03T10:27:16-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, was fascinating and confirmed what I already knew: While we have a caloric consumption issue to work on as a nation, sucrose and HFCS are metabolically the same. Here are [...]

3 05, 2012

Summary: Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications

By |2012-05-03T10:21:52-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, provided me with some important takeaways which I have listed here. Each of the five speakers had a chance to present their take on the biochemistry and potential health implications [...]

27 04, 2012

Honey…It’s Sugar

By |2020-06-29T10:37:59-04:00April 27th, 2012|Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Honey…It’s Sugar

While I was at the Experimental Biology conference earlier this week, I had the chance to have some great scientific conversations about a hot topic: sugars. One interesting conversation was with a student. She firmly believed that because honey contained "some nutrients", it would be a superior choice [...]