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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 : 35,565 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 : 71 comments   77,457 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 : 34 comments   47,928 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 : 67 comments   66,371 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 : 27 comments   46,946 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   41,050 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   47,143 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 : 63 comments   42,748 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   21,106 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   20,226 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   15,330 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 : 301 comments   32,807 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   35,277 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 : 173 comments   31,717 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 : 182 comments   105,122 views
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