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Advertising Claims on Food Packaging

Words on packages can be deceiving. For example, "Contains real fruit juice!" sounds pretty good, until you ask yourself how much real fruit juice? , then read the ingredient list and see that the product is mostly corn syrup (an added sugar), and only 0.3 percent real fruit juice! You...

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Tips for Choosing Whole Grain Foods

Just because a food sounds or looks "grainy" doesn t mean it s made from whole grain. For example, brown bread can actually get its color from molasses or food dye. Words like multigrain and stone ground can also be misleading. Multigrain simply means that the food has more than...

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The Glycemic Index & The Glycemic Load

Counting carbs is not just a matter of adding two and two together. Other factors also have to be taken into consideration, such as how fast the carbohydrate is digested, and how much it causes your blood sugar levels to rise. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that takes...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory