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Should You Quit Sugar?

With news headlines shouting, “Sweet Poison” and “Sugar is Toxic”, many people are wondering if we should stop eating sugar. Yet basic nutrition has taught us that sugar is an essential energy source. What is the truth—should we quit sugar? Pros and Cons of Sugar Documentaries such as CBC’s Big Sugar and Hollywood’s Fed Up […]

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Reduce Sugary Beverage Liquid Calories

Finding alternatives to soda and sugary beverages might be one of the best things you can do for your health. Research has shown the negative effects of sugar on our health, and sugary drinks have been linked to weight gain, especially in children. It is suspected that weight gain occurs from consuming sugary drinks because […]

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Sugar is sweet…but not so sweet for your heart.

Eating too much sugar in foods such as soft drinks, cakes and cereals will not just pack on the pounds, it can increase the risk of dying of heart disease.

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Sugar: Trick or Treat

Sugary treats draw us in, because eating sugar causes dopamine release in the part of the brain associated with reward and motivation. It’s no wonder we love it—it can be addictive. Sugar’s powerful effects on the body go beyond our taste buds. Researchers suggest it may cause obesity and have profound effects on our brains. […]

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