Tag: Glycemic index

Soft drinks and obesity

Soft drinks increase the risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Sugar-sweetened drinks do this in four ways: Direct increase in calorie intake Appetite stimulation Negative effects of high-fructose corn syrup on metabolism Replacement of healthy dietary intake Sugar based soft drinks usually contain about 140-150 calories per serving (12 oz). Therefore, if one adjusts dietary intake to account for these… Read more »

Sugar – is it really evil?

Sugar is considered to be a dietary evil even though our brain cannot function properly without it. So, some important questions which arise here are: Should sugar be avoided at all costs? Or is it fine to consume it in the form such as fructose which is fruit sugar? Before these questions are answered, there are some nutritional facts regarding… Read more »