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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 : 10 comments   33,875 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 : 16 comments   25,874 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   36,020 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 : 61 comments   35,663 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 : 51 comments   31,247 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 : 15 comments   12,292 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 : 112 comments   15,823 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   12,429 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 : 287 comments   24,859 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   31,299 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   24,183 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 : 171 comments   96,408 views
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Is Agave Nectar Really a Healthier Option?

The Blue Agave is famously used to make tequila. Now, the nectar has become a popular "natural" sweetener option. Learn more about the latest concerns.
Posted 2/22/2010  8:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 213 comments   103,843 views
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I'm Not Raising My Hand for Chocolate Milk

A new campaign is trying to keep chocolate milk as a choice in school cafeterias, saying that taking it away will do more harm than good.
Posted 11/27/2009  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 254 comments   24,576 views
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When Your Sweet Tooth Strikes, What Do You Reach For?

Coach Nicole reveals some clever ways you can tame your sweet tooth without going overboard.
Posted 7/8/2009  3:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 247 comments   27,469 views
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