High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Chances are you’ve heard of high-fructose corn syrup. Also called corn sugar, high fructose corn syrup is the most widely added sweetener in processed foods and beverages, including cakes, candies, cereals, condiments, packaged foods like potato chips, and more. High-fructose corn syrup is made from corn kernels which are spun at high velocity and combined with . . .


Calcium is a mineral found in many foods and in the body. In the body, calcium is known for building and maintaining strong bones and is mostly stored in bones and teeth. But calcium also impacts physiological activities, such as blood clotting, cell membrane function, muscle movement, carrying messages between body parts via nerves, and . . .

Lycopene: An Antioxidant Dynamo

Guava, pink grapefruit, red bell peppers, red cabbage, tomatoes and watermelon each is a food high in lycopene, an antioxidant dynamo and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical. When absorbed from the stomach, lycopene is transported in the blood by lipoproteins where it accumulates in the adrenal glands, liver, and testes. Lycopene is generally found in cell . . .


Cholesterol is necessary in the body in order to build healthy cells, but too much cholesterol—high cholesterol—may increase the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is found in the lipids, or fats, in the blood. High levels of cholesterol may result in fatty deposits within blood vessels, and these fatty deposits hinder the flow of oxygen-rich . . .

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin, offers many benefits, including good vision, maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skeletal and soft tissue, skin, and teeth. And research has suggested that vitamin A may aid in development and growth, may improve immune function, may prevent some types of cancer, and may reduce the mortality rate from measles. In foods, . . .


Produce Color

Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!

Glossary of Terms

fiber, soluble
folic acid

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