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Low Sugar Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Kids love these low sugar breakfast ideas, especially when given low sugar cereal to go with them.

Want your kids — or other family members — to eat more fruit for breakfast? Make sure their cereal is low in sugar.

Researchers randomly assigned 91 children aged 5 to 12 to choose one of three low sugar breakfast cereals (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, or Rice Krispies) or one of three high sugar cereals (Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, or Frosted Flakes). The kids also had unlimited access to low-fat milk, orange juice, bananas, strawberries, and packets of sugar.   Read More

A Healthy Mediterranean Diet

What a 2013 study did—and didn’t—find

“Mediterranean diet fights heart disease,” announced ABC News. “Mediterranean diet cuts risk of stroke,” said USA Today. “Mediterranean diet over low fat? Well, at least it’s more fun,” quipped the Los Angeles Times. A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine set off a media frenzy in February. Its findings were striking, but the press reports may have misled many. Here’s what the study actually found…and how it should (or shouldn’t) alter what you eat.   Read More

What Not to Eat: Avoid Foods with Caramel Coloring

This popular food coloring has been found to be carcinogenic in humans

CARAMEL COLORING

Coloring: colas, baked goods, pre-cooked meats, soy and Worcestershire sauces, chocolate-flavored products, beer.

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Caramel coloring is made by heating a sugar compound (usually high-dextrose corn syrup), often together   Read More

Looking for Healthy Dessert Recipes? Why Not Try These Delicious Chocolate, Fruit, & Nut Clusters?

They make a great treat for the holiday season

Chocolate, Fruit, & Nut Clusters

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooling time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:
9 oz. dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa), chopped
2 cups roasted pistachios, unsalted
1 cup dried cherries, unsweetened
1 cup diced dried apricots
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