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
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 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
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
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
Every time I try to get healthy I just fall flat on my face. Now I'm overwhelmed and I want to try again but my face hurts. Anyone else tried to lose weight too many times to count and failed. What finally worked, what makes this time different?... Read more
Vent: Being healthy is so much more expensive than being unhealthy! I'm just a broke college kid and $10 a week used to be more than enough to feed me! Today I spent $30 for my weekly groceries. $30!!! That's a lot out of a $100 weekly check.... Read more
I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods and snacks that I like to eat are too expensive. I also have epilepsy. I didn't acquire it until after I got baptized at the age of 17. I'm doing Situps 30 in the morning & none at night It's not eno... Read more
Good morning spark family and Happy healthy Friday! Today is introduction day so let's do first name and city or state you are from. I will start my name is Kia and I am from Washington DC :-) happy introducing... 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
Q: I've heard that artificial sweeteners can make you crave more sweets. So why do weight loss plans encourage eating foods—like yogurt—with artificial sweeteners? —HILARY SHEFFLER HOWARD, ATHOL, IDA: Diet sodas get more negativ... 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
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