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How Much Sugar is in Your Drink?

What are Sugar Sweetened Beverages? Sugar sweetened beverages are drinks sweetened with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or other caloric sweeteners. They are a source of nutrition-less or “empty” calories and are suspected of greatly contributing to the current obesity epidemic. Additionally, some popular sweetened beverages contain caffeine that can have […]

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Red Wine and Alcohol

Are there really health benefits from red wine or other alcohol? Red wine has received a lot of attention for its potential effects on heart health. Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in red wine that may help prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce “bad” cholesterol (LDL), and prevent blood clots. […]