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How Many Teaspoons Of Sugar Are In Raisins?

Who hasn’t grabbed one of those small red boxes of raisins?  They’re a great portable snack – or are they? Raisins are dried grapes.  The good news is that raisins are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They’re about 3.5% dietary fiber and 3% protein by weight. The bad news is that a […]

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Granola: Read The Label And Pull Out Your Measuring Cup

Granola – I admit it, I love most kinds.  But, honestly, most granola can be considered a “health halo” food – a food that seems like it should be healthy (but isn’t) because of the way it’s labeled, or because of what it’s called, or because of some of its ingredients. Granola always sounds so […]

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Frosted Flakes: Do They Really Put A Tiger In Your Tank?

I was having breakfast with a five year old who insisted on taking an individual box of Frosted Flakes from a display. Of course she would, the little box is designed to appeal to a child. I’m not a cold cereal lover, but I have been known to grab a handful or two of those […]

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You Probably Should Eat A Healthy Breakfast – Here’s Why . . .

My Mom always made me eat a “good” breakfast – eggs, leftover hamburgers from the night before, some kind of hot cereal made with milk.  My Mom grew up on a working farm – and farmers had the right idea about the need to fuel themselves for the coming day (and to use whatever food […]

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Are You Eating Fake Blueberries?

Blueberries have so much going for them. They’re a gorgeous color and they’re one of the few fruits native to North America.

All blueberries, especially the tiny wild ones, are loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that may play a role in reducing risk for some diseases.

Fantastic nutrition, too. One cup has 84.4 calories, no fat, 21 grams of carbs (4 g fiber, 15g sugars) and 1 g of protein and 24% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

They’re a good tasting, good looking super food. That’s why manufacturers add them to lots of cereal and baked goods (or at least imply that they do).

So, what’s the problem? Here it is: a bunch of food products that have labels or lovely pictures that suggest that they contain real blueberries really contain types of fake blueberries (not plastic, but not whole fruit either). Read more . . .

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Are There Really Strawberries In Special K Red Berries And Nuts In Honey Nut Cheerios?

Cereal, Cereal, And More Cereal Wow!  160 bowls of cereal a year, give or take, is the average American intake.  The most popular:  General Mills’ Cheerios, claiming  12.6% of the breakfast cereal market share. How To Pick A Good Cereal Step #1: check the ingredients and nutrition panel carefully. The very first ingredient should be […]

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Red Berries Or Not?

My husband loves his “red berry” cereal.  Not just any red berry cereal – but Special K Red Berries.  Plain old Special K, blueberry almond, or any other array of color and flavor just won’t do. Red Berry Facts The ingredients in Special K Red Berries : Rice, Whole grain wheat, Sugar, Wheat bran, Freeze-dried […]

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