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26

Aug

Should we treat sugar like a drug?We keep consuming greater and greater quantities of sugar, which is why understanding its biochemical mechanisms is so important: That knowledge can help us kick the habit.

Should we treat sugar like a drug?
We keep consuming greater and greater quantities of sugar, which is why understanding its biochemical mechanisms is so important: That knowledge can help us kick the habit.

05

Aug

Can cars run on hydrogen made from plant sugars?Researchers claim that using enzymes to convert biomass to hydrogen could yield significantly more energy than current biomass-to-ethanol efforts.

Can cars run on hydrogen made from plant sugars?
Researchers claim that using enzymes to convert biomass to hydrogen could yield significantly more energy than current biomass-to-ethanol efforts.

22

Jul

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habitWe continue to hear how bad sugar is for us, but how do we avoid it? Here are some ways to help you eliminate refined sugar from your diet.

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit
We continue to hear how bad sugar is for us, but how do we avoid it? Here are some ways to help you eliminate refined sugar from your diet.

02

Jun

Eating white bread is the equivalent of eating sugar, study findsA study finds an association between white bread consumption and obesity and makes an argument for switching to whole grain bread.

Eating white bread is the equivalent of eating sugar, study finds
A study finds an association between white bread consumption and obesity and makes an argument for switching to whole grain bread.

18

May

Which kid’s cereal tops the “Hall of Shame” for sugar content?According to a new report, children who eat a bowl of children’s cereal each day could be eating up to 10 pounds of added sugar a year.

Which kid’s cereal tops the “Hall of Shame” for sugar content?
According to a new report, children who eat a bowl of children’s cereal each day could be eating up to 10 pounds of added sugar a year.

07

May

10 delicious recipes that use coconut sugarInterested in using this unrefined sweetener, but unsure how? Find inspiration in the following recipes.

10 delicious recipes that use coconut sugar
Interested in using this unrefined sweetener, but unsure how? Find inspiration in the following recipes.

09

Mar

7 simple swaps to reduce your sugar intakeThe World Health Organization has slashed its recommended sugar intake allowance by half. The good news for sweet fiends? Following that guidance doesn’t have to be too painful.

7 simple swaps to reduce your sugar intake
The World Health Organization has slashed its recommended sugar intake allowance by half. The good news for sweet fiends? Following that guidance doesn’t have to be too painful.

06

Mar

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habitWe continue to hear how bad sugar is for us, but how do we avoid it? Here are some ways to help you eliminate refined sugar from your diet.

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit
We continue to hear how bad sugar is for us, but how do we avoid it? Here are some ways to help you eliminate refined sugar from your diet.

16

Jan

Eat me! This is your brain on sugarNew video shows how sugar effects the brain like alcohol, nicotine and heroin.

Eat me! This is your brain on sugar
New video shows how sugar effects the brain like alcohol, nicotine and heroin.

30

Dec

What is monk fruit?The search for a natural alternative to sugar has led to an obscure Chinese fruit.

What is monk fruit?
The search for a natural alternative to sugar has led to an obscure Chinese fruit.