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Aspartame Isn’t Safe…Unless You Ask Coca-Cola

Photo Courtesy of: iStock/Thinkstock Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Company rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. The irony of the situation was not lost o…

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The 5 Worst Condiments

Photo Courtesy Of:  Fuse/Thinkstock What foods do Americans often forget when inventorying good food choices? You probably eat them every day, one little dollop after another … I'm referring to condi…

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Ice is Dirtier Than Toilet Water in Fast Food Restaurants, Study Reveals

If the thought of drinking toilet water makes you cringe, you'll hate learning that ice served at many fast food restaurants contains more bacteria than the water found in their toilets. As reported b…

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7 Tricks to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

  The average American now consumes some 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. And our sweet tooth isn't just making us fat -- it's triggering all kinds of inflammation, fueling chronic diseases and ev…

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12 Surprising Sources of Hidden Sugar

Sugar hides in many unexpected places. Considering sugar consumption has been linked to many illnesses -- and even a few teaspoons shuts down the immune system for up to six hours -- it is important t…

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Study: Fructose Can Lead to Overeating

In the quest to discover the cause for obesity in America, medical scientists are turning to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better understand how the brain reacts to certain sugars. In a recen…

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The Natural Sweetener That Makes People Fat

There is a sweetener found in most packaged, prepared, and processed food that is touted as “natural” and “healthy” but is actually contributing to obesity, high blood pressure and other health issues…

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Is Drinking Soda Worse Than Smoking?

Photo Courtesy Of: Comstock/Thinkstock Soda, which is loaded with sugar primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup, is a leading contributor to the rising rates of obesity, diabetes, heart di…

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Treating MS Without Dangerous Drugs

Photo Courtesy Of:  Photos.com/Thinkstock Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in your brain and spinal column, caused through a demyelization process. Myelin is t…

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Keeping Animal Cruelty Out of Sugar

Sugar...it seems to be found in everything. People of all ages and backgrounds can be brought together by something sweet; in the kitchen and around the table. We can all remember the floury hands, hu…

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