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
As we race against the clock in our overscheduled, fast-paced world, convenience often trumps common sense. Although we know that processed foods probably aren't the best choice for our health, we assume they're a necessary evil—and if... 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
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
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
I've been using Stevia as a sweetener for my coffee, but tried sweet n low today (def. much sweeter than stevia). What's the big problem with artificial sweeteners? Any personal negative outcomes/experiences? Love it or leave it? #lowcarb #lowsugar... Read more
I am a sugar addict & eliminated all artificial sweeteners and sugar all together & not longer crave sugar. I still find myself occasionally wanting a taste of chocolate. Problem is just a little sugar will start a chain reaction of wanting mo... Read more
Artificial sweeteners may save you calories, but it's not really that great a bargain. Artificial sweeteners have been connected to weight GAIN, INCREASED food cravings, INCREASED hunger, INCREASED insulin resistance leading to Diabetes and DECREASED... Read more
Since its 1999 debut, Splenda has become the country's most popular artificial sweetener, not only for sweetening coffee and tea, but also for cooking and baking. Until now, the sucralose-based Splenda has been considered a safe sugar substitute,... Read more
The Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several years ago requesting a name change for high fructose corn syrup. According to the Association, the change was to alleviate confusion about the ingredient. Ho... Read more
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