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The Scoop on Sugar Substitutes

Health experts consistently say that the diets of most Americans contain too much added sugar—the type you sprinkle on cereal, stir into coffee or tea, and consume in all manner of beverages, sweets, and desserts. Added sugar provides calories but no valuable nutrients, and it can contribute to weight gain

Cut Calories by Choosing Healthier Drinks

Although obesity research has revealed that numerous factors, including genetics and hormone levels, affect weight, cutting the number of calories consumed is still the most recommended method for losing weight. Depending on the beverages you usually drink, you can cut up to 25 percent or more of your daily calories

Newsbites: Restaurant Calories; Diet Trends; GMO Potatoes; Aspartame-Ban

Poll: Consumers Want Restaurant Calorie Info
Most Americans support new rules requiring calorie counts on chain-restaurant menus and prepared foods in supermarkets, according to an Associated Press-Gfk poll. The long-awaited rules announced by the US Food and Drug Administration have generated opposition from some in the food industry. (See NewsBites, February.)

Top 10 Diet Trends of 2014

America’s interest in healthy eating is soaring, driving 64 percent of our daily food choices, according to the 2013 Food & Health Survey commissioned by the International Food Information Council (IFIC). And it’s easy to see the proof as you walk through the supermarket aisle—the demand for healthy food is

Kick the Diet Soda Habit

The debate surrounding the weight loss benefits of drinking diet soda—more specifically its artificial sweetener content—is a hot one. Some experts argue drinking diet soda instead of its sugar-sweetened counterpart can cut calories and support weight loss. Yet, emerging research indicates that diet soda is not conducive to weight control.

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension, your food can be your medicine. While generally increasing plant foods (especially fruits and vegetables) is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure, research shows that certain plant foods are especially good at treating hypertension.

With that in mind, try these seven examples of

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