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The Real Nitty-Gritty on Whole Grain Foods

With the widespread popularity of low-carb diets, a lot of high-quality foods have been unfairly demonized. This holds especially true for whole grain foods. Don't be misled by all the hype, as whole grains are rich in quite a lot of nutrients.…

What You Should Know About Carbs and the Glycemic Index

For decades, carbohydrates (carbs) have been given a bad reputation. Please don't be misled by all the hype. In and of themselves, carbs are a critical component of a healthy, well-balanced diet as they represent the body's primary source…

How to Lose Weight Without Cutting Carbs

Low-carbohydrate (low-carb) diets have been around for decades and continue to gain mainstream popularity as most people who go on these diets tend to experience rapid and substantial weight loss. If you’ve ever dieted before, at some point…

Using Food Labels to Track Your Intake of Carbohydrates

A section denoted "carbohydrates" can be found directly in the middle of the Nutrition Facts label. The amount of carbohydrates (carbs) per serving of a food is always listed in grams and typically followed by 2-3 additional lines containing…

That Sugar Film: The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Sugar

While spending a warm, sunny morning at a local Starbucks with my biweekly Caffè Latte, I couldn’t help but notice this late 30-something woman with her daughter and two sons ranging in age from about 8 through possibly 12. A nice-looking…

Dietary Sugar: The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary

Sugar is by far the most widely used additive in foods and beverages across the nation. If you’re like many people, you may be taking in way more sugar than you realize. In fact, the average American consumes about three pounds of sugar in…