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
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
One of the reasons given for avoiding artificial sweeteners is that they condition the body/mind to expect sugar and then we end up craving sugar and eating more as a result. I'm wondering if stevia, which is a leaf that can be used to sweeten food,... Read more
Has anyone heard about this petition by the dairy industry to be allowed to add sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose to milk without having to include this information on the label?
Isn't it bad enough that we have to worry about all the h... Read more
So I have plans to make banana bread and am thinking about trying it using applesauce or another food as a natural, better sweetener. Will the applesauce add sweetness or a flavor to the bread that tastes like bananas with apple flavoring? I am curio... Read more
I always wondered if all calories are created equal?
If I wanted to try to do a 2000 or under diet, can I just keep track of any calories going in and be okay?
Are there bad calories, like bad carb's etc...?
I am not meaning eat 200... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener... Read more
I turned the corner and headed down aisle #6--the baking section of my local grocery store--eyes peeled for the "new kid" on the shelf. The new zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse from the makers of Splenda. There it was, in canister an... Read more
It's that time of the week again. We're sharing some of the best and most interesting links we've seen in the world of health news. Trying to resist turning up the thermostat? Warm up with a quick and easy minestrone. Chow Trying to eat more fish? T... Read more
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