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Cutting back on sugar? Beware of these 13 foods and drinks with surprisingly high sugar contents

It’s no secret that consuming too much sugar increases the risk of myriad health issues, including obesity, heart disease, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. But many people struggle to reduce their intake. 

Most people know that soda, ice cream and candy bars are loaded with sugar. Yet, they may not know that many processed foods and beverages also have added sugars. Many people also add sugar when they are cooking and baking. 

In 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration started requiring food manufacturers to list added sugars as well as total sugars, which can help consumers be

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10 healthy foods and drinks that help manage blood sugar

When you have prediabetes or diabetes, it can be tricky to know which foods and drinks are the best choices. But these 10 picks by Dr Ganesh Kadhe, associate director, Nutrition Medical and Scientific Affairs, Abbott can help keep your numbers in check.

1. Beans (of any kind)

Lentils, kidney, black or chickpea beans are a low glycemic index food. (Photo: Canva)

Lentils, kidney, black or chickpea beans are a low glycemic index food. It means that their carbohydrates are gradually released so they’re less likely to cause blood sugar spikes. They’re so beneficial that a recent study found that

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Local Eats: New coffee shop brings specialty drinks to Grand Rapids neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A new coffee shop is opening in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood.

Sparrows Coffee opened at a location inside Kingma’s Market, 2225 Plainfield Ave. NE, on Thursday, June 24. The full-service coffee shop has indoor seating for 14 people and offers a wide selection of drinks including lattes and cortados, espresso, drip coffee, cold brew coffee and more.

“We want people to take a break from their hectic routine and be able to just hang out and have a coffee and feel relaxed,” said Tim Volkema, CEO of Sparrows Coffee and its parent company, Schuil Coffee.

The

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