April 23, 2014

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  • Hiding Sugar in Cereals

    Hiding Sugar in Cereals

    by Edward Blonz, M.S., Ph.d.

    Manufacturers have become adept at finding ways to pour spoonfuls of sugar into packaged cereals and other products and not have the sweetener appear high on the ingredients list—which must list ingredients in descending order by weight.

  • Faux Fruit

    Faux Fruit

    by Edward Blonz, M.S., Ph.d.

    Beware of fake fruit masquerading as real fruit in cereals and other foods. Fruit may be pictured enticingly on the package, but the fruit inside may be sugar-sweetened gobs of flour with flavoring, colorings and other additives.

  • Looking at Lunch Meat

    Looking at Lunch Meat

    by Edward Blonz, M.S., Ph.d.

    The term "healthy luncheon meat" no longer has to be an oxymoron. In fact, a sandwich made with whole-grain bread and a healthful luncheon meat can be a perfect no-fuss, no-muss, portable meal.

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