Interview on Low Calorie Sweeteners

Medscape's Mark Harmel, MPH, CDE states, "The current dietary guidelines highlight the fact that there is too much added sugars in our food, and statistics show that Americans are consuming too much added sugars.

Sonic's Candy Slushes Sweeten Sales

USA Today's Bruce Horovitz quotes Hope in a story on Sonic's new Candy Slush which is promoted by Kevin Durant. Hope says that its "unconscionable for Sonic to leverage Kevin Durant's star power among wannabe-Durants to push beverages loaded with nothing other than loads of added sugars and calories."

May 12, 2011

No Need to Delete Sugars and Sweets

appforhealthThis guest blog was written on request for appforhealth.com in response to Julie's blog A Week to Beat Your Cravings for Sweets. I want to thank Julie for being open to dialoging about key nutrition topics:

Can people be “sugar addicted”? Not likely! But are we slurping, sipping and chewing too much sugar? Absolutely!

American Heart Association research shows that as of 2009 Americans down, on average, 22 teaspoons of sugar per day (Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health. (Not surprising when one 20 ounce soft drink contains 15 teaspoons!)