Battle of Sugars: Sucrose versus corn syrup

There is an ongoing debate in our society about which is healthier for you: good old-fashioned sucrose, otherwise known as sugar, or high fructose corn syrup. Not many people believe high fructose corn syrup is healthier, as the debate typically centers on whether the advent of the substance as a sweetener in the United States is to blame for the obesity epidemic.

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Daily health tip: Reduce, don’t eliminate

If your favorite foods are high in fat, salt or sugar, the key to eating healthy is moderating the amount of these foods you eat and how often you eat them. Telling yourself you are not going to eat something often leads to diet pitfalls. Instead, eat fatty, salty or sweet foods in moderation and add in more nutritional foods to supplement your diet.

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