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Naturally-Occurring Sugars Versus Added Sugars

When you think of sugar you probably picture the white granules you stir into your coffee. Actually, this is just one form of sugar, called sucrose, that is extracted from sugar cane or sugar beet. Sugars basically fall into one of two groups: Naturally-occurring sugars This term refers to sugars...

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What's So Great About Whole Grains?

Put it this way - if grains were cars, whole grains would be a deluxe model Mercedes with all the bells and whistles while refined grains would be a basic model car. Both get you from A to B, but the Mercedes is just that cut above. The bells and...

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What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat or "good" fat. Omega-3 fats help to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and reduce the inflammation of arthritis, among other things. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be made by your body, and therefore must be supplied by your...

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