Food, Nutrition and Diet

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  • Stevia promises to be a more natural sugar substitute than artificial sweeteners like saccharin, aspartame and sucralose. Those products are synthetic sugar substitutes; stevia is a refined product of the stevia plant, a bush native to South America. Today, stevia is found in some prepackaged foods. You can also buy stevia at the supermarket. Learn more about stevia, including whether stevia is sugar and potential stevia side effects.
  • Girl Scout cookies will never be mistaken for health food, but these lower-sugar flavors are your best bet when you do indulge.
  • You find kombucha in nearly every market, but is this fermented tea product worth incorporating into your diet?
  • Learn the basics of calorie intake and weight, and what factors affect your daily calorie intake needs.