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7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar

21 Oct

spoonful+of+sugar[1]I recently read an interesting article in Rodale News, and thought it was worth sharing.  The article discusses how “Food manufacturers pump excess sugar into an array of foods—even “health foods”—creating catastrophic health results,” and encourages readers to “Learn where this type of sneaky sugar hides, along with these surprising sugar side effects.”  Ultimately, sugar makes you fat.

Please read 7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar.  Reducing your sugar consumption can improve your health, fitness, and overall wellness — and it all starts with awareness.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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Whole Grain Doesn’t Always Mean High Fiber

7 Oct

fiber-one-cereal[1]I think everyone should be able to read and understand food labels, but I don’t always like the way manufacturers use this information to mislead us.  For example, just because a product claims to be “whole grain” doesn’t necessarily mean it is high in fiber.

As a matter of fact, the criteria for a food to be able to claim “100% Whole Grain” and “Whole Grain” are based on whole grain — and not fiber — content.  That’s why sugary cereals can claim to be whole grain and contain just 1-2 grams of fiber per serving.  Some of these whole grain foods contain more sugar and calories than those without the whole grain stamp.

You’re better off looking for foods with a 10:1 ratio of carbohydrates to fiber, or lower (Cheerios, for example, has a 7:1 ratio).  Foods with this ratio have more fiber and less sugar than those foods with higher ratios.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar

29 Jul

spoonful+of+sugar[1]I recently read an interesting article in Rodale News, and thought it was worth sharing.  The article discusses how “Food manufacturers pump excess sugar into an array of foods—even “health foods”—creating catastrophic health results,” and encourages readers to “Learn where this type of sneaky sugar hides, along with these surprising sugar side effects.”  Ultimately, sugar makes you fat.

Please read 7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar.  Reducing your sugar consumption can improve your health, fitness, and overall wellness — and it all starts with awareness.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Whole Grain Doesn’t Always Mean High Fiber

22 Jul

fiber-one-cereal[1]I think everyone should be able to read and understand food labels, but I don’t always like the way manufacturers use this information to mislead us.  For example, just because a product claims to be “whole grain” doesn’t necessarily mean it is high in fiber.

As a matter of fact, the criteria for a food to be able to claim “100% Whole Grain” and “Whole Grain” are based on whole grain — and not fiber — content.  That’s why sugary cereals can claim to be whole grain and contain just 1-2 grams of fiber per serving.  Some of these whole grain foods contain more sugar and calories than those without the whole grain stamp.

You’re better off looking for foods with a 10:1 ratio of carbohydrates to fiber, or lower (Cheerios, for example, has a 7:1 ratio).  Foods with this ratio have more fiber and less sugar than those foods with higher ratios.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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