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Sneaky Sugar

March 12, 2013

When you read the labels on foods in your supermarket, it’s no surprise that you find plenty of sugar in products like cake mix, ice cream, jelly, cookies, and soda. But it can be downright shocking to see 12 grams of sugar in bottled pasta sauce or barbecue sauce — and even more so to find 50 grams of sugar in a healthy-sounding bottled tea! Just because there’s a nutrition-oriented statement on the package (like “contains whole grain,” “excellent source…

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'Let Food Be Thy Medicine'

December 19, 2012

Fight the Flu With Foods It’s that time of year where it seems that kids seem to catch colds and school class numbers seem to dwindle. But there are plenty of steps you can take to try to prevent illness this winter! 1. Limit refined sugar. Sugar suppresses our immune system by causing a 50% drop in our ability to fight off bacteria and germs.  2. Increase healthy fats. Our skin dries, our lips chap and our digestive tracts get…

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