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How to Recognize Sugar in New Nutrition Labels

In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods and introduced a new section on the label for added…

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Here’s what we know about artificial sweeteners: they’re not good for you. The average American consumes 24 pounds of artificial sugar each year. Researchers have linked sweeteners — which have…

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The Shocking Way Sugar Affects Your Brain

If I offered you one million dollars to do it, could you hold your breath underwater for 15 minutes? Unless you’re an amphibian, the answer is no; the brain’s drive for…

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Juices Are Often High In Sugar, Especially for Children

You’ve probably heard that soft drinks are bad for your health. Those who indulge in these fizzy beverages are more likely to end up obese with diabetes, heart disease, or…

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When Water Isn’t Really Water, You Need To Read Labels

Elisabeth is a 13-time Emmy-winner, a critically acclaimed personal finance author, and a 20-year consumer advocate for programs such as Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show. Connect with her…

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5 Tips to Cure Your Sugar Addiction

Are your sugar cravings getting out of control? Research shows that some people may become addicted to sugar in a similar way to those who become addicted to drugs. Eating…

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4 Things to Know About Sugar-Free Labels

Move over, gluten. It’s still early, but I’m predicting that sugars will earn the top spot for hottest nutrition topic of 2014. There are controversial cupcake bans in schools, popular…

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