Category: Sugar

Low Sugar, Low Calories

How can limiting sugar decrease excessive calorie intake? Foods high in sugar are typically high in calories and lack health-boosting nutrients. Among the most common culprits are sweetened beverages, candy and bakery products....

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Sugar’s Many Names

Dozens of types of sugar can be found on ingredients lists. Here, some of the more common types to look for: Agave Nectar, Agave Syrup, Barley Malt, Beet Sugar, Brown Rice Syrup, Brown Sugar, Cane Juice Solids, Cane Sugar,...

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Surprisingly Sweet

In every aisle of the supermarket, you’ll find added sugars in packaged foods and beverages, even in products that sound healthy, sometimes where you least suspect it and in shocking amounts. The most sugars you should...

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Milk Chocolate-Dark Chocolate

Levels of beneficial flavonoids are generally higher in dark chocolate, but milk chocolate may pack a health punch, too. In an analysis of studies involving 20,951 people, researchers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland...

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Reducing Sugar Use

Sugar adds calories to food and likely contributes to obesity and possibly other health risks when you consume too much. To keep your sugar consumption in check: Keep products with added sugar out of your home. The primary...

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Risky Sugar

In just two weeks, even modest doses of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) raise LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease and gout. Researchers fed 85 adults aged 18 to 40 beverages...

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Lower Blood Sugar

Fasting blood sugar over 100 could be a sign of diabetes or  pre diabetes. Having diabetes drastically increases your risk for cardiovascular problems, the same risk as if you’ve already had a heart attack. Most people...

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Watch the Sugar

The USDA recommends that people consume no more than 10 teaspoons of added sugar (160 calories) per day in a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Since it can be tricky to determine just how much added sugar you are consuming, keep the...

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