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Why Natural Is Not Always Healthier

With the pressures of daily life today, health-conscious folks are trying to fuel themselves with the safest, most nutritious foods. But before you reach for that tempting-looking package of  “natural…

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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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4 Natural Sweeteners to Try

Americans consume way too much sugar. Although the American Heart Association recommends no more than 3 tablespoons of sugar per day for children and no more than 5 to 8 tablespoons for teens and adul…

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Beware Honey Scam

A shocking new study by Food Safety News (FSN) found that 75 percent of honey sold in major grocery stores doesn't contain any honey at all.  Scientist and director of Palynology Research Laboratory a…

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Common Food Additive Linked to High Blood Pressure

A University of Colorado study found that even people who eat a healthy, low-sodium diet may be at risk of high blood pressure due to a commonly-found food additive.  High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), …

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How to Use Fresh Stevia

Q: I have stevia plant growing in my garden. I also read about stevia being a good sugar substitute. How do you use fresh Stevia? Is it the leaves, flowers, stems? Do you use it fresh, dry or cooked? …

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Safe Sugar Substitute

Q: I use a lot of aspartame (Nutrisweet), but recently read that a new study shows it might cause leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats. What is best to use instead? --Sam, TX A: One of the …

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Sugar: Easy Greening

Even with everything I know about sugar, it still evokes a twinkling reverie: Enchanted gingerbread houses, sparkling jewel-toned cookies, the smell of a cake in the oven. But the truth is, sugar has …

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