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What Do Total Carbohydrate And Added Sugar On The Nutrition Label Mean?

Trying to figure out the carbohydrates on nutrition facts labels can be downright confusing.  There’s a number for total carbohydrates but then there are subheadings for dietary fiber, sugars, and sometimes insoluble fiber, sugar alcohols, and other carbohydrates. What Does Everything Mean? Total Carbohydrate, shown in grams, is first. It gives you the total number […]

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What’s The Difference Between Jam, Jelly, And Fruit Butter?

What they have in common:  they are all made from some form of fruit. Jams and jellies are made from fruit mixed with sugar and pectin. For jelly the fruit comes from fruit juice.  For jam the fruit comes from fruit pulp or crushed fruit.  Pectin, an indigestible carbohydrate found in the cell walls of […]

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Does Clean Eating Mean Making Sure You Wash Your Veggies?

What Is Clean Eating? Clean eating is about wholesome and natural food – food that isn’t full of chemicals, preservatives, additives and isn’t processed and/or refined. Clean eating is healthy eating. All of the whole, natural, unprocessed foods in a clean diet are chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrition that will help […]

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How To Figure Out The Carbs On Nutrition Labels

Trying to interpret the carbohydrates on nutrition facts labels can be downright confusing.  There’s a number for total carbohydrates but then there are subheadings for dietary fiber, sugars, and sometimes insoluble fiber, sugar alcohols, and other carbohydrates. What Does Everything Mean? Total Carbohydrate, shown in grams, is first. It gives you the total number of […]

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Are you Eating Sugar When You Think You Aren’t?

What Are Carbohydrates? They are the sugars, starches, and fiber we eat. Carbohydrates (carbs for short) are carbon dioxide combined with water and,  except for fiber, are transformed by your body into blood sugar, mostly glucose,  the body’s basic fuel. An enormous number of foods contain carbs. They’re the main energy source for your body […]

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