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Enjoy Chocolate in Moderation

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I'll be honest, I enjoy chocolate. And that's okay...in moderation,  
You've probably heard before that dark chocolate is best health-wise, milk chocolate is worse, and white chocolate is the worst. Here's why:
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Fruit Juice: Good or Bad?

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Lately, I've been seeing a lot of commercials for a reduced calorie orange "juice". So let's look more at fruit juice and fruit drinks.

Fruit Juice Counts as a Serving of Fruit
MyPlate food guide recommends 1 ½ cup to 2 cups of fruit for most Americans. Because fruit and fruit juice have the same vitamins, one cup of 100% fruit juice counts as one cup of fruit.  Health Benefits Drinking fruit juice is an easy way to get vitamin C. Most fruit juices provide 100% of the recommended amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is used by the entire body for growth and repair. It may reduce the risk of heart disease, gum disease, and cancer.  Some fruit juices also provide small amounts of the B vitamins. On a nutrition label, the B vitamins are often listed by a name other than “vitamin B”. The B vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and folic acid. The B vitamins are important for energy, blood health, and preventing birth defects. 
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