Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When it comes to dieting, there are more myths and old wives' tales than there are verifiable facts. Here we collect all our best resources for debunking top diet myths so you can stop falling for fads and learn how to use a healthy eating plan t... Read more
If you’ve wandered into a natural food store lately, you might have noticed that the selection of sweeteners seems to have multiplied. Powders, syrups, and liquids with exotic-sounding names catch your eye, each claiming to be tastier, healthie... Read more
I just started working out. I ran for about 20 seconds then I felt like I was gonna die!! And I walked for about 15 minutes. Now I am sore!! How long did it take you before you could work out without it hurting? There isn't anything wrong with me and... Read more
I am new here. Looking for supporters and friends. I have tried so many times in the last 4 Years to loose weight with diet and expensive programs and gave up even after seeing results. I seem to give up after only a few weeks. I need support :)... Read more
I work out 5 days a week for an hour ; MWF I do aerobics with stretching and on T TH I do 30 minutes on my treadmill and 30 minutes on my universal gym with floor exercises. I started back up with SPARK PEOPLE on Aug, 18th and have only lost 2 lbs. I... Read more
I have lost 6.4 lbs and have not had a bad day yet but the weekend is here. My bad day will be Sunday with drinking and football but I'm very scared to even do that even though I will still be in my range......should I be scared?... Read more
Over the past 9 months, I have been caring for my mother who has stage IV lung cancer. I have gained just shy of 40 pounds. One day Mom fell. I called the for help to get her up and while we were waiting for the fire dept to arrive, I stood there... Read more
Counting the ingredients in the food you eat will help you avoid high fructose corn syrup and other additives that do nothing to keep you going healthy and strong. Avoiding these additives will also help you ease indigestion and other nasty things. I... Read more
A new study about beverages sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is making headlines. Published in the journal Obesity (see the full article here), researchers found that random samples of HFCS-sweetened drinks actually contained far more f... Read more
The Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several years ago requesting a name change for high fructose corn syrup. According to the Association, the change was to alleviate confusion about the ingredient. Ho... Read more
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