It's clear that those who drink more sugar-sweetened beverages have higher body weight, and often that also means higher levels of body fat and greater waist circumference. All three (higher body weight, body fat, and waist circumference) are associated with greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions, including cancers.
Inducing people to cut their intake of sugar-sweetened beverages would seem to be an obvious strategy to help improve public health. Cigarette smoking is an obvious parallel: we have decades of research showing that increasing taxes on cigarettes has contributed to smokers either cutting their intake or quitting altogether.
Yet "obvious parallels" are not "peer-reviewed data", so a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University set out to assess the impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened beverages in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that took effect in January, 2017. Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages »
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This is a fantastic side dish. The corn is sweet and in a rich, creamy sauce that is still light and not too calorie rich. The cheese adds just the right salty, umami touch to balance the tang of lime and spicy cayenne pepper.
You can serve this as a side dish with almost anything - grilled fish or chicken, for example - but it also makes a great filling for tacos or can be folded into an omelet. Make extra.
Usually barbecue is restricted to the summer - and this sauce works on the grill really well - but I designed this as a barbecue that you can make any time of the year. It is super simple: the hardest part of the recipe is peeling and chopping the shallot.
Of course, most of the time you think of Bolognese as being made with tomato sauce, but this version is fantastic. The slow cooking of the veggies and beef creates a rich, thick sauce. The balance is similar to Bolognese made with tomatoes, but it's softer and has richer umami flavors.
There are a lot of great jerk seasonings in the spices aisle at the grocery store. Look for ones that don't have added salt or make your own Jerk Rub.