Tag: carbohydrate



Is Sugar Toxic?

First fat was the enemy, then it was salt and now sugar.  A recent episode of 60 Minutes titled “Is Sugar Toxic” had folks buzzing over Twitter and whispering at the water cooler, but is sugar really the enemy or is this yet another nutrient that’s being needlessly blackballed? Sugar Stats: Data reveals that Americans are consuming 130 pounds of sugar per […]

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What Are Macronutrients?

What Are Macronutrients? I field a lot of questions asking what are macronutrients?  Macronutrients are vitally important to your overall diet, so let me explain :-).   Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories or energy.  Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism, and for other body functions.  Since “macro” means large, macronutrients are nutrients needed in large amounts.  There […]

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