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Dr. Oz reveals Step 2: Know the five ingredients to avoid. "It's called the rule of fives," he says. "When you look on the back of a food label, they have to list the ingredients from the most common to the least common. You want to actually make sure these five ingredients are not in the top five on the food label."

What's the first offender? High fructose corn syrup. "We most commonly get this in soft drinks," Dr. Oz says. "It's an inexpensive sugar, which means we're getting a lot of it in our diet."
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Learn the other four ingredients to avoid.
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FROM: Best Life Week: Dr. Oz and the Ultimate Health Checklist
Published on June 17, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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