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How Much Sugar Starbucks Actually Pours Into Your Drink

When we think of fattening foods most of us think of fast foods, decadent desserts, fried foods, or TV dinners. We’re far less likely to consider our Starbucks habit as the reason for our spare tire, …

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11 Easy Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake During the Holidays

Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean that your healthy eating habits should take a holiday. Adapted from my book 60 Seconds to Slim, here are 11 simple ways to cut your sugar intake and sti…

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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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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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Pumpkin Salted Caramels (Recipe)

  The sweet tastes of autumn join forces in these tasty treats. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups heavy cream 1 Cup canned pumpkin puree 1 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 Cups white sugar 1/…

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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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Cheer Up with Chocolate (video)

Nibbling on a little chocolate could cheer you up in more ways than you thought. Watch this for a quick tip! Related Link: Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles…

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Is Corn Syrup Natural? (video)

Curious as to how natural high fructose corn syrup is ? Watch this for a quick tip! Related Link: The Truth About Corn Syrup…

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Lose Weight with Sugar?

Before you run to your local donut store, bakery, or pastry shop to chow down on sweets, keep reading.  Most forms of sugars cause weight GAIN.  But new research  shows that a particular type of sug…

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Halloween Fun Facts and Healthy Tips

Here are a few Halloween fun facts from the National Confectioners Association: 93 percent of children go trick-or-treating every year. Each Halloween $2 billion is spent on candy. 30 perc…

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