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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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Sugar and Fat Rich Diets Increase Risk of Gut Inflammation


New research from the Washington University School of Medicine found that a western diet, one rich in sugars and fats, impairs the immune system in the gut. Scientists found that the diet could increase the risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease.

Scientists found that diets high in sugar and fat damaged the Paneth cells, the immune cells in the gut that help keep inflammation low. Without Paneth cells functioning property, the gut can be prone to increased inflammation, which puts people at risk of inflammatory bowel disorder.

“Inflammatory bowel disease has historically been a problem primarily in Western countries

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