Summer means I scream, you scream, we all scream when we see you mixing Oreos into that ice cream. But indulging in America's favorite hot-weather pleasure shouldn't be guilty: Skip the high-fructose corn syrup and dig in with a sweeter-for-your-body sundae. This flowchart will give you the cold, hard scoop on what to avoid:
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Be Food Smart is a food additive database for the hundreds of ingredients, sweeteners, preservatives, and colorings in today's foods. Each ingredient report features an easy-to-understand description as well as possible health effects and a letter grade so consumers know instantly if the ingredient should be in their diet. Be Food Smart is devoted to educating the public and helping people change the way they eat.