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"I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar...is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful?"
Q: I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar. So if I am counting sugar grams from the nutritional labels, should I bother counting the sugar grams from fresh fruit? For example, if a half cup of fresh blueberries have 8 grams of sugar, should I include that in my daily log since the sugar is naturally occurring fructose? I know I should avoid all added sugar, but is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful? Thank you. A: Thank you for reaching ou...
Ingredient Spotlight: Dry Beans
All types of beans—including black, cranberry, Great Northern, dark red kidney, light red kidney, white kidney, navy, pink, pinto, and small red—are good sources of protein, excellent sources of fiber, and
naturally fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. Many types are also good sources of potassium. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating about 3 cups of legumes, including beans, per week. If you eat about ½ cup of beans every day, ...
Dealing with Diverticulitis
Living with Diverticulosis can be really challenging, especially during flare-ups. Life can be made a little easier with the right nutrition. The Basics Diverticulosis is a condition in which weak areas of the colon form pouches, or “diverticula”. It’s believed these diverticula are formed when high pressures occur in the colon. High pressures occur from straining to pass a bowel movement. Diverticulitis occurs when these pouches get inflamed, which is c...