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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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Grubhub’s midyear report ranks the top trending foods for 2021

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Grubhub released its third “State of the Plate” report on Wednesday, taking a look at how and what consumers ate over the last six months.

The report delved into hundreds of thousands of delivery orders to identify the top trending foods, beverages and restaurants during the first half of 2021. The analysis also offers a glimpse into what to expect as we move into the next six months of the year.

Looking back at the top 10 trending foods to date, there’s a noticeable shift toward plant-based options and global flavors. Coming in at No. 1

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Fatty meats, processed foods of ‘western lunch’ raise heart disease risk

A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite.

Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health effects of not only what people eat, but when.

Researchers found that U.S. adults who favored a “Western” lunch — heavy in cheese, processed meat, refined grains, fat and sugar — were at heightened risk of premature death from heart disease.

The same was true of people who had a penchant for potato chips and other “starchy” snacks between meals.

On the opposite

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