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Top 5 Sugar Myths

Sugar Sugar is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in fruits and vegetables, and added in processed foods such as doughnuts, cookies, sodas and juices. In a 2003-2010 survey, the average American consumed 14% of their total calorie intake from added sugars. Some went as high as a quarter of...

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Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit Juice Americans don't eat enough fruits. In a 2010 survey, an insanely high 80% of Americans did not meet fruit recommendations.  Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy alternative to other sweetened beverages and as a way to increase nutrient intake. There is a high degree of controversy on whether...

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Snacks for Gaining Weight

Gaining weight (on the nutrition side) is mainly about eating more calories than you burn. Unfortunately it's sometimes hard to get all those calories into your daily meals. Eating the right kinds of snacks will make it easier for you to reach your daily calorie goal. Calories All foods, including snacks,...

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Top 5 Diet Resolution Tips

Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's Resolutions. Though thought of as difficult, losing weight is quite simple if you follow one basic rule: burn more calories than you consume. Even if you ignore every other health guideline, following the energy balance equation still leads you...

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Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

Preface: sugar is all the same. Whether it was adding in during processing or already present, the word sugar refers to a carbohydrate in its most basic form. There really is no [as far as calories, obesity and health are concerned] difference between sugar found in a strawberry or...

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Top 5 Breakfast Foods for Losing Weight

1. Oatmeal. Oatmeal is packed with complex carbohydrates. Complex carbs will keep you full, energized and healthy. The fiber in oatmeal will keep you full for a very long period of time which will help you eat less throughout the day. Pick the traditional style oatmeal since it has...

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Top 5 Ingredients of a Weight Gain Protein Shake

1. Bananas. Bananas contain a high amount of calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber and most importantly, flavor. They are a great addition to your post workout shake and to have as a snack throughout the day. 2. Honey. Honey is not only high in sugar, which is excellent for a post...

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Shopping for Healthy Groceries

If diet and nutrition have a sizeable impact on your health, then the grocery store is an opportunity where if you improve your habits, your health will follow. Supermarkets have a wide selection of foods. Healthy, unhealthy and in between are all there. The foundation of food you build...

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