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Detoxing from Sugar?

January 31, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Why are so many people trying to detox from sugar? People are finally discovering that the average American consumes at least 19 teaspoons a day of added sugar. “Added sugars”, unlike the natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, milk, and meats are added to foods to increase the sweetness. Each teaspoon (4 grams) of sugar has […]

It Isn’t Impossible

January 6, 2012 by Mary Ireland

The first time that I read the “Fat Trap,” an article in the New York Times, a picture of two scoops of chocolate ice cream drizzled with caramel appeared to the side on each of the eight pages of the article. It really made me angry. I thought how sad it was that potentially some […]

Limiting Salt Consumption

December 23, 2011 by Mary Ireland

I was visiting my mother when she served steamed broccoli that was so salty, I could not eat it. I think this was a bad combination of my mother’s decreasing sensitivity to saltiness as she got older, causing her to use more, and my increasing salt sensitivity from being on a low-sodium diet. Or maybe […]

Mindlessly Noshing Chocolate

December 20, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Since I wrote Enjoying Chocolate – A Spoonful of Reality about a year a half ago, there have been two new reviews – two meta-analysis studies finding links between cocoa consumption and cholesterol profile improvements.

Twinkies for Breakfast

December 13, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

There no question that starting the day with a good breakfast is important; it’s especially important for children, for their health and for their school performance. Public programs have been designed to provide breakfast for ‘at risk’ children to insure the children start the day with the energy and nutrients to power their thinking for […]

A Little Bit of Sugar

November 8, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

A handout from the Sugar Association entitled “Not Empty Calories” ends with the words “The old saw, ‘a little goes a long way’ holds true for foods made with sugar.” I obtained this handout at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in San Diego this past September 2011. I accepted the materials from […]

Porking Out

October 14, 2011 by Mary Ireland

The article begins: “You’ve had bacon with eggs, bacon cheeseburgers and even bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. But how about bacon dessert?” Then they must have read my mind, because the next sentence is, “Don’t look so disgusted.” Apparently bacon is a hot new item in doughnuts, cookies and even chocolate bars. A top seller […]

How to Stop Getting Bit by Your Own Sweet Tooth

August 23, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Deciding to protect your teeth, your tummy, your heart and your hips from simple sugars is not such an easy decision in this world of cheap sweeteners. It seems as though it is being added everywhere; some places where we would expect it, and some, where we wouldn’t. Sugar (and its cousins – high fructose […]

Mmm Mmm Good – the Salt of the Earth

August 2, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

On July 12, 2011 Campbell soup officers gave a presentation to their investors. Although the COO said at the beginning of the meeting that reducing the sodium was the ‘right thing for Campbell’s to do,’ later in the meeting, she said that they would be putting back some of the salt in 31 of their […]

Food and Addiction

April 8, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on similarities between food addiction and drug addiction. She also provides a recipe for Papaya Cilantro Salad Dressing.