Which is Worse: Corn or Sugar?

Which is Worse: Corn or Sugar?

YEARS ago we realize that sugar was insidiously included in everything from salad dressing to tomato sauce. And, incredibly 200 years ago American con turned about two pounds of sugar a year. An average American now eats three pounds every week! Hard to believe. Sugar is one of the biggest factors in the growing incidence of obesity and diabetes and it’s hard to find products without it. Which is Worse: Corn or Sugar? But sugar isn’t the only ingredient that has adulterated our diet. Gluten surfaced as a major contributor to Celiac disease (related to leaky gut syndrome) with symptoms for digestive disorders to migraine headaches, arthritis, and depression. Gluten intolerance has skyrocketed with the acceptance of hybridized wheat as the grain of choice from breakfast cereal to crackers and baked goods. Wheat is included in many gravies, puddings, ice cream-even hot dogs and deli meats, and is as pervasive and... Read More
How to Read a Food Label | The Monthly Fix

How to Read a Food Label | The Monthly Fix

The Monthly Fix is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, Ultimate Portion Fix, created by Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese. Learn more about The Monthly Fix. In the June Topic Video for The Monthly Fix, Autumn does a deep dive into how to read a food nutrition label. Reading a food label and understanding what’s on it can help you choose the foods that fit your healthy eating plan. At first glance, a food label can look a little intimidating, but it’s actually easy to understand once you know what to look for. Autumn breaks down an example food label, focusing on serving size, percentage of daily value, and the ingredient list and explains what each section means. Here are some of the food label facts that Autumn covers: The ingredient list isn’t random; the ingredients are listed in order of how much of that ingredient is in the food. Sugar can... Read More