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Busting 4 Myths About Low- or No-Calorie Beverages

With so much hype surrounding low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages, how do you know what to believe? We break it down for you--and dispel the myths!
Posted 5/18/2017  12:00:00 PM By: Melissa Rudy : 32,726 views
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How 4 Natural Sugar Substitutes Stack Up Against the Real Deal

Want to cut calories without cutting out your favorite foods and drinks? Find out if our nutritionist recommends today's trendy sugar substitutes.
Posted 1/13/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 42 comments   40,071 views
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Fighting Diabetes with Fitness: 5 Members' Stories

Diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence. With a nutritious diet, regular exercise and motivational tools here at SparkPeople, these five members have reclaimed their health.
Posted 11/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 6 comments   22,872 views
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Smoothies: Skip Them or Sip Them?

Smoothies are a somewhat polarizing topic among those in the health world. When done right, though, the blended drink can provide big nutritional value. Discover the secret formula
Posted 5/24/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 32 comments   45,927 views
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Sugar Showdown: Hard Cider vs. Junk Food

Although cider beer is gaining in popularity, it may not be as healthy as you think. Learn how the sugar content of hard cider and your favorite junk foods compares.
Posted 11/5/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 19 comments   39,477 views
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Find Out How Megen Lost Half Her Body Weight*

SparkPeople member Megen lost 150 pounds--and beat her sugar addiction. Find out how, in this month's Health magazine.
Posted 2/19/2013  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 48 comments   37,894 views
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What You Need to Know about Nectresse, the Zero-Calorie Sweetener

Dietitian Becky shares the scoop on the zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse. Is it natural? And what's a monkfruit?
Posted 1/18/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 65 comments   40,941 views
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Sweet Deception: Why You Can't Trust 'Sugar' Labels

If you're trying to cut back on added sugars, don't look at the nutrition label! Here's why it may be fooling you.
Posted 8/17/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 56 comments   35,178 views
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High Fructose Corn Syrup Won't Become Corn Sugar

Learn more about refined corn sweeteners and why the petition to change the name to corn sugar was denied.
Posted 6/18/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 17 comments   17,529 views
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Don't Tax My Sugar

Dietitian Becky shares her thoughts on the possibility of a "sugar tax".
Posted 2/23/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 113 comments   17,450 views
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Do We Want Kids Starting the Day with a Bowl of Sugar?

You'd think that cereal would be a good breakfast choice for kids. Well, not necessarily, especially if you’re not paying close attention to the label on the cereal box.
Posted 12/9/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 28 comments   13,651 views
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Confession: My Sugar Addiction has Returned

Earlier this year, I thought I had finally changed my eating habits, only eating treats now and then. But since that time, things haven't exactly gone as planned...
Posted 12/17/2010  11:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 289 comments   26,548 views
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High Fructose Corn Syrup Soon May Be 'Corn Sugar'

The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to change its name, to corn sugar. Do you think it will boost the ingredient's popularity? Do you avoid the sweetener?
Posted 9/20/2010  1:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 179 comments   32,777 views
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Confession: I'm Breaking My Sugar Addiction

My love affair with sweets goes back many years. Recently I had the opportunity to make a serious commitment to cut back on sweets, and so far it's going better than I expected.
Posted 5/4/2010  1:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 166 comments   25,743 views
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Are You Consuming Too Much Sugar?

Sugar can be naturally occurring or added. Do you know which type is most prevalent in your diet?
Posted 4/29/2010  5:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 172 comments   99,857 views
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