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Aspartame: Uses, Facts, Risks

VidorHsu / getty images Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that’s approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. It contains just four calories per gram and is commonly used in diet drinks and low-calorie foods. Many people use aspartame in place of caloric sweeteners as a way to cut back on calories and …

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Is Olive Oil Good For You?

masa44 / Getty Images Olive oil is a versatile fat that's created through crushing, milling, and pitting olives to obtain their oil. This nutritious oil is rich in protective compounds that positively impact health in several ways, including protecting against heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It’s an important component …

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Health Benefits of Açaí

Sergey Kirsanov / Getty images The açai palm—Euterpe oleracea—is a plant native to the Amazon region of tropical Central and South America. It produces small, deep purple-colored berries that are rich in nutrients and antioxidant compounds. Indigenous communities of the Amazon have used açai berries as a food source and …

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