If you reach for something sweet when you're stressed or angry - or simply out of habit - then you're definitely not alone. Many people reach for simple carbohydrates like candy, ice cream or cookies when they're tired or upset. Some researchers are convinced that carb cravings like this may indicate depression because they're linked to a drop in serotonin - the feel-good hormone, and is marked by a decline in mood and concentration. If... Read More
Forget all the fancy claims on the front of the package - "Lite," "Low Sodium," "Reduced Fat" -- they tell you nothing. What you need is a direct means of comparison between products, and this is found in a little box on the bottom or back simply labeled "Nutrition Facts." Highly simplified from the labeling used years ago, this box presents key dietary information exclusively.
First on the label is the serving size. People tend to... Read More
Do you know how much sugar you consume daily? Obviously, there are candies and baked goods, alcohol and sodas. But do you know the other names that sugar goes by? Listed below are a few of the more "covert" names by which the sweet stuff may go:
Corn syrup... Read More