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Where’s The Sugar Hiding?

Sugar is sweet but it’s also sneaky, masquerading under many different names. Read one of those jam labels that says, “All Fruit” or “Spreadable Fruit” on the front.  Then turn the jar over and read ingredients. Most likely you’ll find juice concentrates (often as the first ingredient) and maltodextrin — both forms of sugar. How […]

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How Many Calories Are In A “Mindless Bite”?

Are your pants feeling a bit tight and you can’t figure out why? It’s those mindless bites that will get you.  Each one of those “shove it in your mouth without thinking about it” bites is worth about 25 calories.  Do the math.  If you have four mindless bites a day above and beyond your […]

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Is There A Daily Limit For Added Sugar?

The American Heart Association recommends that not more than half of your daily discretionary calorie allowance come from added sugars. What’s Daily Discretionary Calorie Allowance? Daily discretionary calorie allowance means the number of calories you have left to use after you meet your nutrient needs without exceeding your energy needs. In other words, they are […]

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