That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
What's everyone's thoughts on Stevia? Good? Bad? I don't usually use artificial sweetener because I think the chemicals aren't good for our bodies - but stevia just comes from a plant no? #food #help #healthy... Read more
Good morning everyone! What natural sweetener do you suggest for my coffee and tea? I used to use splenda but it's not natural, thinking abt using stevia. Wt other natural and #lowcarb options are there?... Read more
Monday begins week 2 of no artificial sweeteners! My roommate bought some and I'm resisting! I'm learning that my new 16 W jeans are too big now (I used to be 26W!) I'm out of 3XL shirts and tank tops to XL! Measure by a smaller wardrobe and rewards... Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with allergies to wheat, oats, soy, malt, barley and rye... I'm not saying go out and find yourself an allergy, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been diagnosed I'd still be in my rut. I'm eating so much better. Fres... Read more
Elin Johansson has received a scientific award for her research results concerning barley and GLP-1. She presented facts that Intake of a barley evening meal stimulates GLP-1 release, improves glucose tolerance and appetite regulation.1/4 cup of barl... Read more
Spark Team for those who have read "The Virgin Diet" by J.J. Virgin and have chosen to eliminate wheat/gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar/artificial sweeteners from their diets.... Read more
When you read the ingredient listing on a nutrition label, do the sugar terms jump out at you? Perhaps listings like sugar, brown sugar, or honey cause you to pause. What about listings such as evaporated cane juice, malt or turbinado sugar? Do they... Read more
As both temperatures and leaves continue to fall, you may have noticed grocery and liquor stores stocking up on a large variety of seasonal alcoholic drinks, including many types of hard cider. Once a niche ruled by Woodchuck and Strongbow, a quick W... Read more
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