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3 ways to break your sugar habit

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., September 4, 2009 - 11:15am

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Brierley asks: What are your tips and tricks for cutting back on added sugars?


I am just curious why there has not yet been any type of conclusive study linking sugar to obesity. With all of the discussions, it seems as if some study would have been prompted years ago by our scientific community. What is the hold up on the research that confirms or denies involvement of sugar linking to the obesity epidemic?


09/09/2009 - 9:55am

You might look to $$$ as the answer to the above question. The fod industry is powerful and rich and relies heavily on the addictive properties of sugar to get the average american to consume the new product. Oh and definitely don't look to the FDA to save you. They are not really looking out for your or my interest unless we are a huge food or drug company.


09/17/2009 - 2:55pm

That is so interesting. I knew it but had to read it. How about sweetner substitutes???


02/11/2010 - 6:04pm

good tips ill try this


02/12/2010 - 3:38am

Thank you so much. We were wondering why they do not put that information on food labels.


02/18/2010 - 11:09am

Wow! very interesting! I really need to cut out the crackers.


02/23/2010 - 5:24pm

You suggest fruit for dessert but articles suggest eating fruit only on empty stomach for full and digestive health among others. So what gives?


03/03/2010 - 8:09pm

It all sound very well.....But fruits do not have enough sweetness to satisfy my ferocious sugar craving when they hit me.


04/02/2010 - 6:44pm

My breakfast yogurt parfait contains fresh bananas and
it look like to add a little bit of sugar.
Wonderful desert !


04/02/2010 - 9:48pm

i have a question about eating fruit after a main meal. Fruit is easy to digest, i've heard it's best to eat fruit on it's own because the fruit breaks down faster than say meat. If fruit is eaten after a meal, it has to sit and wait to move down th digestive tract, so while it is waiting it is fermenting. What is your opinion on that?


04/04/2010 - 9:36am

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