Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 292- Nutrition Bites

When it comes to diabetes, sweet beverages seem to be a double whammy. "Their high-fructose corn syrup and other sugars increase the demand for insulin and have a high glycemic load," explains JoAnn Mason, a professor at Harvard Medical School.  What's more, the sugar you sip may add flab more than the sugar you chew.  "Liquid calories don't seem to lead to satiety and the reduction in subsequent food intake that you might have with solid calories," notes Mason. That may explain why women who drank at least one sugar-sweetened sod drink or fruit punch a day had nearly twice the risk of diabetes oer four years as women who drank less than one a month. Fruit juice and fruit punch, but not fruit, are associated with an increase risk," says Mason.

-Nutrition Action September 2008, p. 5

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I bout some Acai juice at Costco yesterday. The stuff is delicious. I hope it doesn't add inches to my waistline. 

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