5 New Health Rules To Live By

February 10, 2015 2:10 PM

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5 New Health Rules To Live By

The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 100 calories (or about six teaspoons) a day of added sugar. Seems doable, right? Except surveys have found that the average American consumes more than three times that amount -- 22.2 teaspoons of added sugar every day -- and we eat a significant amount of it before we're even lucid enough to put in our contact lenses. Healthy-seeming bran flakes and granola can top out at five teaspoons of sugar (milk adds another two), and a packet of instant oatmeal has around two to three teaspoons. Microchange: If you switch to an unsweetened breakfast of eggs (over easy with turkey bacon; scrambled with broccoli), you'll eat five to six times less sugar than if you simply drink your coffee black (although you can do that, too). Bonus: The extra protein might make you feel fuller longer, eliminating your craving for a 10 a.m. bear claw.

Two recent studies from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports confirmed potentially dangerous levels of cancer-causing arsenic in rice and rice products. Arsenic is found in soil and groundwater, and rice has been shown to naturally soak it up and store it more than other types ...

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