CCS Medical Blog

How to Cut Out the Sneaky Sugars!

In doing my research for this specific battle in the war against added sugars, I hit the jackpot when I discovered this blog from Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Guru, JJ Virgin, called “10 Sneaky Sugar Sources That Hold Your Weight Hostage.” 

She helps clients lose...

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Why Sugar Is Bad For You, The Damaging Effects of Sugar

Think about this ...

You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car. So why would you consume the wrong sugars in your regular diet?  And why so much?

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day – twice the recommended amount![i] Millions of us continue with...

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How the NEW Nutrition Label Helps the War on Sugar

We have a new weapon in the war on sugar! 

In the spring of 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food manufacturers will be required to make changes to their nutrition labels for packaged products.

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Eggs - The Smart Choice for Healthy Eating!

Eggs are a smart choice for healthy eating. Did you know that each 85-calorie serving of eggs packs a whopping 7 solid grams of protein? They are also packed with amino acids, antioxidants and many beneficial nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the yokes are also good...

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Enjoying Good Carbs!

In part one of our blog series "Understanding Carbohydrates," we defined "bad carbs" as highly-glycemic starches, in addition to other food categories that raise blood sugar levels. Who were the leading culprits? Potatoes, rice, pasta and most processed foods (which are...

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Understanding Carbohydrates: Bad vs. Good

It’s not enough to just cut out added sugars from your diet! Bad carbs like rice, potatoes and pasta are just as much of a health risk as eating too many sugary snacks.

Since January, we have dedicated more than half of our blog space to raising awareness about the...

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Simple & Healthy Diabetes-Friendly Summer Snacks

In our last blog, we offered many tips on how to enjoy a healthier dining out experience, including seeking out chef-driven farm-to-table restaurants, and even shopping a local farmer’s market, which puts you in charge of the dining experience!

When eating at home, these...

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Winning The War on Sugar: The Farce of Sugar Substitutes

Americans love artificial sweeteners because they have fewer or no calories and can thereby help us lose weight. In theory – and both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association both support this, when consumed carefully, non-nutritive sweeteners...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Just Say No!

"Just Say No!" An Old Slogan Becomes the New Battle Cry

In our last blog, "Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar," we discussed the two-pronged addictive power that sugar holds over us as a nation. 

First, there is the physically addictive properties of refined...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar

In our last blog, we talked about the desperate need to wage a War on Sugar, akin to the 1980s “War on Drugs.” Using science writer Gary Taubes as our champion, we identified the prevalence of added sugars in our American diet as the real stimulant affecting type 2...

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