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Friday, March 5, 2010

Breaking the Sugar Habit

Our friend Art Dwight doesn't mind telling you that he's a recovering addict. A sugar addict, that is. As soon as he cut sugar and simple carbohydrates from his diet, he experienced agonizing withdrawal. You can read the full account of his struggle with the white stuff over at his blog.

Art soon discovered something we've been preaching for a while now: Processed foods are loaded with added sugar (or its cheap cousin, high-fructose corn syrup). MyPyramid.gov, the Department of Agriculture's nutrition website, has posted a list of foods that are most likely to contain added sugars, as well as specific label ingredients to watch out for.

Some of our most popular seminars on nutrition are also the most basic--how to read a nutrition label, for example. While a topic like this may seem straightforward, participants are always surprised by how much they learn. An on-site seminar is the perfect way to provide quality health education, especially since most of your employees have probably never spoken to a registered dietitian before.

So, do you fight a sugar addiction of your own? If so, how have you kept it in check? Let me know in the comments section. And as always, if you're interested in scheduling a seminar or any of our other services, we'd be glad to help.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It is important to note to employees that sugar is not the only culprit that leads to sugar cravings. Refined grains and even some whole grains, will cause a spike in blood sugar levels, which will lead to a dramatic drop, and then cause a person to desire more carbs, often in the form of sugar.