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Overview of Sugar Part 1 – Definition & Sources

Sugar is addictive, bad for you in large quantities and makes everything it touches delicious. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in some foods such as fruits and vegetables, and added to other foods such as candy bars, sodas and cookies. Like all good things, Americans tend...

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Fiber: Soluble vs Insoluble

Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate which the body lacks the ability to digest. Though we do not absorb any calories from fiber, it is an important nutrient which aids in many bodily functions, specifically those in the digestive system. Fiber has been linked to a decreased risk...

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Sodium – Effects, Sources, Recommendations & Lowering Strategies

What we commonly refer to as table salt is made up of two elements (sodium and chlorine) and known as sodium chloride. Though a high sodium intake is associated with adverse health effects, a small amount is required to maintain normal bodily functions. Unfortunately, with an increased reliance on...

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How to Thaw a Turkey

Making a healthy Thanksgiving Turkey is more complicated than adding salt and setting the oven. You can't simply "set it and forget it." The holiday season brings about an increased risk of food bourne illness partially due to overlooking simple food safety rules. Improperly thawing a turkey needlessly puts...

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Carbs provide the fuel your body needs to perform everyday tasks such as digesting food, physical activity and keeping the all of the organs powered up. Without carbs, your body will underperform in a wide variety of tasks. Though low carb...

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