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25 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

Dr. Nancy Appleton wrote a book in 2004 called “Lick the Sugar Habit,” with the ways that medical journals and other scientific publications have documented that sugar wrecks your health. She gives 78 ways, with an impressive references list. But I’ll share 25 with you here, in case you’re looking for some good reasons to […]

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Great infographics on SUGAR consumption

SugarScience.org has some great infographics on the effects of sugar for humans eating a processed diet. Here are some of them, hope you can share with your kids and reflect on the benefits of eating greens, vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, instead of processed foods produced by Big Agra!       […]

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My friend Andrew writes Hershey about ingredients in their “high end” products

My friend Andrew wrote to Hershey to complain about the ingredients high-fructose corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated fats, in their high-end Brookside chocolate products. It’s astonishing that, in their response, they don’t address his actual concerns about the effects on the public health. They defend themselves by saying that corn syrup is easy and has […]

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How much sugar are you REALLY eating?

Check out this cartoon YouTube video, just 4 minutes, showing you how eating processed foods causes you to eat far more sugar than your liver can possibly keep up with. Even your kids will understand this–I highly recommend sharing this with them! Sugar is “hiding in plain sight” and has 55 different names in ingredient […]

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Sugar is worse than just “empty calories” and tooth decay

An interesting study you’re not likely to ever hear about came out of my own alma mater, the University of Utah, and THIS article was published in the Tribune: Many mothers let their children eat loads of sugary food, thinking that it’s okay because their kid is thin, and they’ll make him brush his teeth […]

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Xylitol as a sugar alternative—GIVEAWAY today! part 1 of 2

The average American eats 152 lbs. of sugar annually, compared to 20 lbs. a century ago. That’s 750 calories daily, from refined sugar–which is half an adult woman’s daily calorie requirements! Some doctors have predicted that since Americans are eating 100 times more sugar than the human pancreas can process, in 20 years, every single […]

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Can Easter be Sugar-Free?

As it turns out, you CAN do Easter without sugar. I love to make my kids baskets of gifts on Valentine’s Day and Easter. There are plastic eggs in these baskets, which I filled with treats, but no candy with refined sugar or corn syrup. I get them in bulk at the health food store: […]

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How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Please do an article on the dangers of artificial sweeteners. I am trying to stop eating sugar, but am SO weak!  I’ve been reading some recommended books, and trying to exercise willpower, and I still struggle.   I’m curious what your process was, that led to success, and how you’ve been able to stay off […]

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I fantasize about being stranded on a desert island with……

I was sitting at a table at Supply Side West in Las Vegas last month, thumb-typing emails on my Blackberry. I’d gone there to learn about more sourcing options for our new GreenSmoothieGirl line of products. Everyone was eating lunch, and seats were limited, so I sat with strangers. Pizza Guy looked as if he’d […]

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update on the Sugar Bet

Do you ever stop and think about the ways karma just flows and flows? When I was over six months into my year-long Sugar Bet, last February, I confessed that I’d screwed up, when I was in Hawaii. I came clean immediately when I got home. Not just here on the blog, but I went […]

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