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High Fructose Corn Syrup and You

That High Fructose Corn Syrup Ingredient

As obesity has become a larger and larger issue in our society – no pun intended – we have heard more and more about the evils of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  You may have heard the one where if HFCS is found in the first three items on any product’s ingredients list, then you should avoid said product.  You may have read that HFCS is heavily processed and devoid of any nutritional value.  You may believe that it’s THE unhealthy sweetener option for you.  It is safe to say that you only know half of the story. › Continue reading

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Friday, June 26th, 2009 Nutrition No Comments

You Probably Already Knew This, But…

Skip Breakfast at Your Own Peril
It has long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and research over the years has certainly supported that belief. To lend further credence to that idea, researchers tested teens’ ability to stay alert in class when fasting and after eating breakfast. During the study, 52 students aged 13-20 consumed breakfast, while another 52 did not. Midway through, the groups switched. These researchers then tested and measured for cognitive functioning, attention sustainability, and alertness.

While no affect was found in the area of attention sustainability, those who ate breakfast felt more alert after eating the meal. More importantly, the boys who ate breakfast improved moods following the meal, and they scored better on memory tests than those who did not eat. (Pediatrics, August 2008)

It’s just another meaningful reason to not skip breakfast whatever age you are.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 Nutrition No Comments