The Company Behind Twinkies Just Unveiled 3 New And Delicious Products

If you’re obsessed with the delicious Hostess snacks – like Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos – then you’re in luck.

The company made a major announcement this week about 3 new products for you to fall in love with, along with a major change to their business.

For years you’re been able to buy boxes of individually sealed Hostess treats in the snack aisle of your grocery store. But starting soon you’ll be able to try some fresh upgrades to family favorites like Twinkies.

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The snack giant is introducing a separate line of products called the Hostess Bake Shop. They’re new and improved versions of the company’s famous products served fresh in your grocery store’s bakery section.

To start, there will be 3 updates to the company’s most well-known treats.

The Decorated Twinkies are the iconic, cream-filled cakes you love covered in a dash of rainbow sprinkles and white fudge.

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The Triple Fudge Ding Dongs add two extra layers of chocolate to the classic snack cake: a dark chocolate coating and white fudge icing.

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Finally, the Cupcake Cookies take inspiration from Hostess Cupcakes and their squiggly icing decorations.

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Keep your eyes peeled for these delicious treats. They’ll be coming to all the major grocery stores and club stores in the next few weeks, but we’re guessing the demand will be pretty big!

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17 Celebrities Who Live With Secret Fears Every Day

Everyone has something they’re afraid of. Heights? Spiders? Snakes?

For these celebrities they have fears too, though some are a little more strange than others.

The actor cannot stand antique furniture.

“Maybe it’s a past life thing and I got beat to death with an old chair,” Thornton once said. “But I’m totally serious. I can’t eat around antiques.” He claims they make him “gag.”

Need some minty-fresh breath before meeting Oprah? Try a Tic-Tac. The megastar is terrified of chewing gum. It’s banned from her studio, her crew, and she’s even thrown out a dinner plate where a guest had left a discarded piece of gum. That’s dedication.

Depp’s fear is the same as a lot of people…clowns. Can you blame him?

It may sound strange, but the Baywatch star is completely afraid of mirrors and her own reflection. She refuses to look at herself in the mirror and she won’t even watch herself on TV.

Eggs. Yes. Eggs scared Alfred Hitchcock.

“I’m frightened of eggs,” he once told an interviewer. “That white round thing without any holes…have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid?”

The Lord Of The Rings heartthrob is totally afraid of pigs. One got loose on the set of Kingdom of Heaven and Bloom ran away as fast as he could. I wonder if he still eats bacon?

According to her husband, Kevin Bacon, Sedgwick is terrified of talking food. If a commercial comes on that has a food item making conversation, she has to leave the room.

The America’s Got Talent host is terrified of dolphins.

“I’ve been afraid of [them] since I was 8 or 9,” she once told People magazine. “I have dreams that I am in a pool and there are dolphins bumping me and I’m frightened.”

Butterflies are the thing of nightmares for Kidman.

“Sometimes when I would come home from school the biggest butterfly or moth you’d ever seen would be just sitting on our front gate. I would climb over the fence, crawl around to the side of the house – anything to avoid having to go through the front gate. I have tried to get over it… I walked into the big butterfly cage at the American Museum Of Natural History and had the butterflies on me, but that didn’t work. I jump out of planes, I could be covered in cockroaches, I do all sorts of things, but I just don’t like the feel of butterflies’ bodies,” she said.

The international soccer star is deathly afraid of flocks of birds attacking in public spaces. Totally legit, David. That would be terrifying.

The Hollywood heartthrob is not ‘alright, alright, alright’ with revolving doors.

“I get anxious just being near them,” the actor has said.

“I am afraid of the dark,” admits Keanu Reeves. “But I mean that in a real philosophical way.”

Whatever that means.

Never, EVER call Helen Mirren on the phone.

“I’m definitely frightened of the phone,” Mirren was quoted saying. “It makes me so nervous. I always avoid picking it up if I can… The invention of the answering machine was amazing.”

Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT wear sandals around Diddy. The man hates toes. Diddy says he has “this foot thing. I really fear a second long toe.”

The music superstar is terrified of thunderstorms, which is a legitimate thing.

The famous actress refuses to touch doorknobs. She has someone else do it, or if she’s alone she’ll use her elbows.

It’s rumored that Hollywood tough guy Robert De Niro is terrified of the dentist, believing the equipment can and will cause diseases and death.

What’s your worst fear?

Watch What Happens When People Are Told They’re Beautiful

Shea Glover, a Chicago performing arts student, wanted to simply film things she found beautiful for her high school project but things took a turn for the unexpected.

As the project progressed, it blossomed into a social experiment that captured the instant reactions of random people after they’ve been called beautiful. Shea explains, “I want to clarify that my intentions were not to get a reaction out of people. I was simply filming beauty and this is the result.”

The powerful video caught a lot of people’s attention because almost everyone who appeared on camera was taken aback when told that they were beautiful. The reactions reveal a lot about the society we live in and how people view themselves in comparison to the socially constructed standards of beauty.

Our current beauty ideals are so unrealistic that people are genuinely surprised when they’re complimented on their looks.

One of the students actually got a little “angry” because she thought Shea was just playing a joke on her.

If there is one thing to learn from this video, it is that we should tell people more often that they are beautiful. A genuine compliment, especially if it’s from a stranger, could be the highlight of someone’s day, heck maybe even their year.

Watch the impactful and inspiring video below and you’ll see why it has gotten over 14 million views.

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Add Pie Filling And A Cake Mix To Your Slow Cooker. Then Wait For Perfection.

Finding an easy, tasty summer dessert can be pretty tricky.

If you’re like me, you don’t want to mess up a ton of dishes making one batch of brownies or cookies.

Get ready for the easiest cherry cake you’ve ever seen in your life. All it takes is 4 ingredients and 3 hours and you’ve got yourself a cherry pie dump cake. I know, it sounds amazing, right?

This is the perfect dish for a summer potluck or just when you want something fresh and sweet! The best part about this recipe is that you can play around with the flavors to make it something you’ll just love.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 large can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

How You Make It

  1. Spray a 3.5 quart or larger slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Spread cherry pie filling on bottom of slow cooker.
  3. Next sprinkle entire box of yellow cake mix on top of filling.
  4. Drizzle melted butter over cake mix.
  5. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips (1 cup) over the butter.
  6. Put the lid on, and cook for 2½ to 3 hours on HIGH, or until set in the middle.
  7. Set slow cooker to warm until ready to serve.
  8. Ladle into bowls, and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Other flavor options:

  1. Chocolate Raspberry: chocolate cake mix and raspberry jam
  2. Apple Cinnamon: apple pie filling with cinammon chips
  3. PB+J: your favorite jam flavor with peanut butter chips

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No One Can Believe What This Dog Does When Toddler Puts Down The Leash

In today’s day and age, the fear of losing your child has never been more rampant.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, about 800,000 individuals are reported missing every year, which means there’s more than 2,000 missing persons a day.

The only thing that could make this matter worse is if nobody’s aware that a child went missing, and that’s exactly what happened when a five-month-old baby was found

Bon Jovi Brings His Daughter On Stage For A Special Moment

Every time 80s rocker John Bon Jovi performs his song “I’ve Got The Girl” while on tour, he plays home videos of his daughter on the screen behind him.

That’s because Stephanie Bongiovi, the oldest of the musician’s four kids with his high school sweetheart Dorothea, was the inspiration behind the song. Written when she was just seven years old, the song obviously still means a lot to Bon Jovi, because last week he treated fans to a very special performance.

At a performance in Las Vegas Bon Jovi brought out Stephanie, who’s now 23, to share a dance to their song. It was a touching moment that one fan caught on camera.

Before bringing Stephanie on stage, Bon Jovi shared a heartfelt message with his fans.

“Everybody’s got a little girl in their life,” he said, “their daughter, their girlfriend, their wife, their mamma…” And while his “little girl” is getting older, Bon Jovi is definitely a proud parent.

“They start out as little bitty babies and their future’s looking bright.”

For the singer’s fans, it was also nice to see Stephanie is happy and doing well. His family has never been very public, but Stephanie has struggled with drugs, and was even arrested in 2012 after a suspected overdose.

Thankfully, today the future is “looking bright” for both Stephanie and her father.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Some Serious Feelings About Canada

The Rock has made his way into the hearts of…well, basically everyone at this point.

From his professional wrestling days, when he really wanted us to smell what he was cooking:

To when he started acting in The Mummy Returns:

To when he was in the Baywatch reboot:

To when he was in the new Disney movie Moana:

And of course, his famed fanny pack picture.

Though many people think wrestling was his first gig, it was actually doing something totally different up in Canada.

In 1995, Dwayne Johnson was playing football in the Canadian Football league for the Calgary Stampeders.

22 years after his Canadian adventure, Dwayne Johnson posted a video on Instagram about his true feelings for our neighbors to the north.

Seems like Dwayne still holds great memories of the country. We’re so glad he got cut from that CFL, because now we get to see him become a big star!

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Forget About Peeps, Build Guy-Approved #SlimJimBoldBaskets This Easter!

The popular convenience store company is celebrating its birthday today, July 11 – but they’re offering great deals for a week!

That’s right, an entire week. From July 11 to July 18 you can enjoy some of 7-Eleven’s most delicious snacks.

So whether you’re just in the area or getting some gas, take advantage of this offer and collect a freebie each day.

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Because today is the company’s birthday, they’re giving out

13 Cats Who Are Experiencing A Slight Glitch In The System

Cats are pretty much robots.

They don’t care about anything, they barely need to be cared for, and they are able to jump from place to place without even slight hesitation.

But sometimes, like all computers, cats experience a glitch. Nothing major. But it’s like they forget how to cat.

These cats are all experiencing a glitch in this moment, although they probably don’t even know it!

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He’s The Youngest Contestant Ever, And No One Can Believe His Voice

The Voice has only been on for a week and it’s already given us more to talk about than we could ever dream of!

From controversy between judges to emotional auditions, we’ve been on a roller coaster ride every episode.

The most recent jaw-dropper comes courtesy of Quizz Swanigan, who sang Michael Jackson’s Who’s Loving You?

If you thought there was something new and fresh about his performance, it’s probably because he’s just 13 years old!

Quizz catches the audience’s attention immediately with his rhythmic runs and catchy charisma. It takes the judges a little longer to get into it, however. But eventually Alicia and Gwen fight to have the young singer on their team.

You really have to watch this performance. I’ve been watching The Voice for years and this is one of those performances I’ll never forget!

The Voice that comes out of our youngest artist ever will shock you.

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11 Facts About “Price Is Right” That Will Leave You Yelling “$1 Bob!!”

“Come on down! You’re the next contestant onnnnnnnnn The Price Is Right!”

You’re lying if you say you never dreamed about hearing these words. Price Is Right was a part of everyone’s childhood, and frankly still holds a special place in our hearts.

There are many things you probably didn’t know about the show, though.

The game show’s ratings actually improved once Bob Barker started going gray.

“I was prematurely gray,” Barkers told the Los Angeles Times. “I began to gray at my temples, and I guess it could be that technology at that time was not what it is today, but I didn’t look good. It looked like I had no hair at my temples, so they suggested I tint it. We taped ahead. So let’s say on the Wednesday show I had dark hair, but when we taped the next show I had gray hair, and that show aired on Thursday. I got a letter from a fellow who said, ‘Bob, you must have had one hell of a night.’”  

Once they realized fans responded better to Barker’s gray locks, he was given permission to stop dying his hair in 1987.

There’s one man in charge of screening every single person who’s vying to be on their favorite show. “I am looking for energy, sincerity, and potential humor,” he says. “And if they can equal my energy or exceed it and maintain it, they are at the top of the list.”

No bribing with gifts, though. And don’t get too aggressive.

Two years before Wheel Of Fortune came around, Vanna White was a contestant on Price Is Right. Though she didn’t make it on stage, contestant’s row is just as fun!

Yes, winning all those things is fun, but you still have to pay taxes on everything you win. Just ask Aurora De Lucia, who won a car on the show. She ended up having to pay $2067 in sales tax, plus federal tax, which all added up to about $9000.

“I think it’s slightly silly to complain about netting many thousands of dollars for one day of work, which is ultimately super crazy fun,” she says. “But I also think that sometimes people can be a little in the face of game show winners if the winners mention taxes at all. And it’s like, well, this is kind of a legit problem that you do have to think about, especially if you want to keep the car.”

In 1977, a contestant named Yolanda had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. She got so excited to be called that she started jumping up and down. On her run down to contestant’s row, her tube top slipped completely off.

“She began jumping up and down and out they came,” Barker told Larry King about “the most talked about single incident in the history of the show.”

In 1988, Barker Beauty Janice Pennington was accidentally hit by a camera during a taping, and she fell right into contestant’s row. She was knocked unconscious and required two surgeries. One of her shoulders needed reconstruction, which left it an inch shorter than the other. Price Is Right wouldn’t allow her to wear a swimsuit on the show anymore because of the scars. After 29 years on the show in October 2000, Pennington was fired. She believes it was because she gave a deposition in a wrongful termination suit for another one of Barker’s Beauty.

Terry Kniess literally changed the game with his bids in 2008. The contestant made it to the final Showcase Showdown and stunned everyone when he guessed the exact amount that his showcase was worth. Production had to be stopped for 45 minutes to confirm he wasn’t cheating (he wasn’t.) Terry says he just studied the rotation of all the prizes on the show and memorized their values.

When Drew Carey took over for Bob Barker, fans were upset. As a way of trying to keep the show popular, long-time producer Roger Dobkowitz would make the games easier so more people would win.

“It was extremely important for the first couple of months of the show to have plenty of winners,” Dobkowitz wrote in a blog post. “Such a situation would maintain a real positive and upbeat feel to the show and help viewers, hopefully, to accept Drew as the new host.”

In order to achieve this, he ignored the prize budget and scheduled easy games with easy combinations so more people would win.

“However, my plan to give away plenty of prizes went a little too well,” Dobkowitz said. “By January 2008, I was about $700,000 over budget.”

Comedian Danielle Perez lost her legs in an accident in 2004. When she went on Price Is Right, things got a little awkward when her prize was revealed: a treadmill.

“It’s funny though, they edited out a little bit,” Perez told People. “When they revealed the prizes, the audience hesitated. There was a feeling of, ‘Oh no, they’re not really serious. They’re not gonna do this, they’re not gonna put this woman through this.’”

Sheree Heil won the most expensive car on the show, an Audi R8 V-8 Spyder valued at $157,300. She also won $10,000 cash and a pair of Prada shoes valued at $3,045.

“The reason it was so popular originally and why it is still popular is because of the powerful basic premise of the show—everything is based on prices,” Barker told the Los Angeles Times of the secret to the game show’s success. “Everyone identifies with prices. The minute we put something up for bid and the contestant makes a bid, the viewer is involved. Once you become involved, we have accomplished what the producer of every game show wants: viewer involvement. The Price is Right has that to the nth degree.”

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This Delicious, Creamy 3-Ingredient Fruit Dip Is A Delightful Dessert

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Do you love peanut butter? Cookie dough? Brownies? Yes? Well you’re in luck, because this dessert has it all!

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars are the sweet treat that lets you have it all. No more eating plain old brownies, cookies, or peanut butter – those days are over! This recipe has literally combined everything delicious into one irresistible bar so every bite is more amazing than the last.

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Prankster Shares The Hilarious Things Rescue Cats Dislike

If you’ve had any doubts that a dog was a man’s best friend, you haven’t met Ranger the corgi and his owner Brooke Ellington from Midland, Texas.

For her entire life, Ellington has had a special place in her heart for corgis, who’ve always returned her affection, and Ranger was no exception – especially when Ellington was about to give birth.

Before Ranger came along, Ellington and her husband Steve had another corgi named Ryder,

The Perfect Barbeque Crock Pot Chicken

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Is there anything better than a sweet, moist pulled meat sandwich? Probably not!

There is something so comforting about a delicious pulled-chicken sandwich dripping in BBQ sauce. Serve this delicious dish on a toasted kaiser bun with a side of sweet potato fries, corn on the cob, or a garden salad.

We promise, you’ll be reaching for seconds!

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste
  1. Season chicken breast lightly (small pinch) with sea salt and place in crockpot
  2. In a mixing bowl: combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours
  4. Once time is up, serve whole or shred with two forks. If you shred, re-cover the pot and let cook in the sauce for 10-15 more minutes to soak up all the flavor!

Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter Are Going To Be Co-Stars Again

Most of us grew up with Family Ties or we remember tuning in to watch a solid hour of hilarious comedy on Thursday night thanks for The Cosby Show and the antics of The Keating Family. Any memories you have from the 80s probably involve Family Ties.

While some shows went on to be cult classics, Family Ties never seemed to enjoy the long-running staying power of other sitcoms. Bill Cosby’s show was still airing re-runs until recently, and Gilligan’s Island is a show known even to people that haven’t seen a single episode.

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That said, Ties did launch the career of one of Hollywood’s most likable movie stars: Michael J. Fox. He went on to do huge movies, and become a bona fide money machine thanks to the Back To The Future franchise. With his star power it’s easy to forget that the show actually revolved around two of Television’s greatest: Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter.

Gross and Baxter played Steven and Elyse Keaton, two ex-hippies trying to do right by their children. Their eldest son, played by Fox, was a staunch Republican, and it’s almost surreal to remember a time where politics could be funny, and not so contentious.

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Both went on to great acting careers, but have largely kept out of the public eye. They had undeniable chemistry together, and that’s not strange considering how much they have in common. The two friends are even born on the exact same day, June 21, 1947.

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Family Ties ran for 7 years, and while every cast-member got along there was never a call for a reunion, spin-off or reboot. Fans of the show might be happy to hear of a mini-reunion however. Gross and Baxter will be co-stars again, but this time on the stage.

The pair will be performing Love Letters at the Totem Playhouse in Fayetteville, PA. The show has received rave reviews and will rely heavily on the stars. The two-person performance consists entirely of the couple reading each other’s love letters.

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Something like that is going to need chemistry like Gross and Baxter displayed during their time on Family Ties.

“I trust him on the stage,” Baxter said. “It makes me happy to be working with Michael because I trust his instincts. He’s a kind man.”

The show will start performing in late August and run for a week. With only 327 seats in the theater it’s going to be hard to get tickets. Those looking to try can do so here.

She Found Her Cat’s Lost Sibling Through A Dating Site

When Cathleen Cavin took her daughter to adopt a kitten in 2014, they came home with an orange fluff ball named Ozzy.

Ozzy and his brother, Butter, were at the shelter together, but Cathleen was only ready to take one kitten home. But she promised her daughter that Ozzy and Butter would be reunited one day.

“I felt horrible. Who makes a promise like that? Needles in a haystack (is what) I was telling her I was going to find,” Cathleen remembers.

Cathleen looked high and low for two years for some trace of Ozzy’s brother with no luck.

Around the same time, Cathleen had met Brian Herrera on a dating website where the two hit it off. Cathleen went over to Brian’s house and was shocked to see Ozzy there…or so she thought.

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Brian remembers the day like it was yesterday.

“(Cathleen) notices a cat scurry by and she stops everything and says, ‘that’s my cat!’ And I say, ‘no way, that’s MY cat, what are you talking about?’– thinking she’s this crazy cat lady. And she just kept going, ‘that’s my cat!’ So, I’m thinking ‘OK, red flags! What’s going on?'”

Cathleen wasn’t crazy, though. They checked with the local shelter and adoption records confirmed that Ozzy and Butter were, in fact, brothers!

Lucky for Ozzy and Butter, Cathleen and Brian hit it off and are moving in together, so the brothers will have time to reconnect.

Cathleen and Brian also happened to live in the same small towns and various points in their lives (at the same time!) and never met. They believe it was all meant to be.

“With so much in common, it’s just bizarre and then to have our cats be brothers … it’s total destiny. Yeah, it’s fate,” Cathleen said.

Baby Loses It After Trying Bacon For The First Time

There is always a first for everything but it isn’t everyday that the experience is documented and likened to a spiritual awakening.

Lucky for us, when Tyler and Melissa Beach decided to let their son, Easton, have his first taste of bacon on Christmas morning, his priceless reaction was all caught on tape

Easton’s mom, Melissa Beach shared the video on Facebook, captioned “That first time you try bacon.” It has since gone viral and it really isn’t hard to see why.

Whether we remember it or not, this kid’s reaction is how we all felt when we tried bacon for the first time. Note when he couldn’t help but close his eyes to savour every taste. It’s the moment when he realizes his life has now been changed forever.

All it took was one bite for baby Easton to slip into a state of euphoria. He could barely contain his excitement as he repeatedly screams out the ‘bacon’ each time louder than the last.

I bet this is a Christmas present he will always remember. Check out the video below and watch his adorable appreciation for bacon unfold.

You Should Avoid These Dangerous Food Additives At The Grocery Store

You may double check every product you put in your grocery cart to keep junk food out of your home, but do you really know what’s in your food?

A new study by natural food brand Arla has revealed some surprising facts about the food we all buy. It’s no surprise that lots of foods have additives, chemicals or natural products that make them stay fresh longer, or give them a nice color.

But the number of additives in even the simplest food is surprising. Ketchup can have as many as 12, while gluten-free breads can include as many as 26. What’s worse, some of these have been proven to be bad for your health.

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The next time you go grocery shopping, keep an eye out for these 5 ingredients and try your best to keep them out of your grocery cart.

Partially Hydrogenated Oils: This additive might as well be called “trans fats,” because that’s pretty much all they are. They keep food fresh, but they’re been proven to raise your cholesterol.

Sodium Nitrates and Nitrites: How do hot dogs and bacon keep their tasty colors while they sit in the grocery store? It’s thanks to these chemicals. They can form cancer-causing cells called nitrosamines when they mix with your stomach acid, so look for meat products that are additive-free.

Potassium Bromate: You’ll find this in your breads and dinner rolls because it makes them extra thick. Here’s the thing: it’s been banned in every country but Japan and the US because it has been proven to cause cancer in lab animals.

High Fructose Corn Syrup: This is just sugar by another name, but with one extra downside. It can block leptin, the hormone that tells your brain your stomach is full, making you eat more.

MSG or Monosodium Glutamate: You may remember when people were scared to eat Chinese food because this additive would cause headaches. Those fears were overblown, but MSG can cause obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndromes. Look other for sneaky names to disguise MSG, like maltodextrin, sodium caseinate or autolyzed vegetable protein.

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone! Arla’s survey also found that over half of the 4,000 people they spoke with felt food is too complicated these days.

Hopefully with this new information you’ll be able to spot these risky additives the next time you go shopping!

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