Daily Challenge Wednesday Mar. 12, 2014

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors

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Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.

Everyday Well-Being

Learn about sugar alcohols in food.

How to do it

Visit the website of the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org/foo... and learn about common sugar alcohols and their pluses and minuses.

Why it matters

Long gone are the days of just a few sugar substitutes - now food manufacturers have nearly a dozen sweeteners to choose from when creating their products. Becoming familiar with the names of the sweeteners can help you identify them on a nutrition label. Knowing their pros and cons allows you to make a more informed choice about your food.

Fun fact

The Archies' 1969 pop song "Sugar, Sugar" reached the top of the singles chart in four parts of the globe: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.

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