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What’s Killing Us: Aspartame and Artificial Sweeteners – Not As Sweet As You Think!

       From 1960 to l976, there was virtually no change in the number of Americans who were overweight: roughly 24 percent of the population. However, from the mid l980s to the present, this number has more than doubled to 54 percent! This coincides with the massive infusion of non-caloric chemical sweeteners and sugar-free "diet" foods that are eaten by close to three-quarters of the adult population. Although several factors contribute to these alarming statistics, our blind acceptance of the most popular of these artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful), plays a significant role in our current weight problems. Far from

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13 Ways to Avoid Gaining the Freshman15

College offers many delicious temptations. You are finally on your own and free to eat what you want, when you want it, and NO ONE is there to tell you no or shove more liver and peas onto your plate. You can pile on the portions in the dining hall, eat dinners of all the junk food (pizza, burgers, French fries and ice cream), and indulge in sugary and salty snacks to fuel late-night study sessions. In addition, you may not get as much exercise as you did in high school, and staying out late with friends (including 3 am

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14 Worst Foods for Diabetics

On the top of the WORST FOODS FOR DIABETICS list are offenders containing high amounts of fat, sodium, carbohydrate, sugar and calories that may increase people who suffer from diabetes or are at a high risk of developing diabetes. Consuming these types of common foods on a regular basis may severely increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood glucose, and weight gain. Just because you may have diabetes, or are at risk for developing diabetes, does not mean total deprivation, starvation, or meals with only bland and boring foods. It does mean, however, that

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