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tag: High Fructose Corn Syrup

The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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The Big Problem with Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts -- if you want to make the world a better place, start with your cookies. I understand why the Girl Scouts sell cookies. Everyone loves cookies. The Girl Scout cookie fundraiser is a sp…

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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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Kick the Junk out of Your Halloween Treats

BOO! It's that time of the year again! Jack-o-lanterns and cackling witches and giggling ghosts galore! It's a spirited time of the year, when sugar-highs abound and grocery store aisles overflow with…

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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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4 Homemade Condiment Recipes

One of my favorite things about delicious, real food is the myriad ways I can dress up any dish with a rainbow of condiments. Now, we are all familiar with the electric yellow of store-bought mustard …

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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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What’s Your Sugar IQ? (Quiz)

Sweet sugar... some of us adore it, some of us avoid it, and all of us know that we probably shouldn't eat too much of it. But how much is too much, and where does it come from? Take this quiz to brus…

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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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The Truth About Corn Syrup

Curious as to whether or not high fructose corn syrup is really that bad for you? Watch this for a quick tip!     Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the autho…

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