Sugar & the Modern Food Environment (Guest Post)

From the office of William P. Glaros, DDS: Sugar has one thing going for it: It makes things taste good. And it’s a taste we’re born to prefer. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold …

Big Food Is Concerned You May Be Confused

You’re probably familiar with the rule of thumb for ingredients labels, “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t buy it.” It’s a rough guide, to be sure, but useful when buying processed food. (Though we recommend a diet based on whole foods, most of us will buy at least some processed .) At least one industry …