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
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
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
Does anyone here take green tea extract? Would you recommend it, or not?
I'm considering taking it as I used to drink lots of green tea but in that past couple years I've lost my taste for most hot drinks. I used to have a lot more energy when I... Read more
I just read the spark article on this and not recommending using more than 4 artificially sweetened things/day. What are some other options without adding the calories of sugar? I use Stevia in my tea which I usually drink 3-4 cups/day (herbal) mor... Read more
Has anyone heard of this extract and have you used it? Reading about it, it sounds really good but I wonder if it is harmful or does it help anything? I am in a plateau and need a jump start and wonder if this might help. 40... Read more
Hi - I'ven thinking of trying stevia instead of sugar for baked goods but I can't figure out the measurements. How much stevia would you use when substiting sugar in a recipe? Also, how's the taste?
Thanks for your help!!!
Jane... Read more
I tried the Minute Maid Pomegranate Tea today. It was awsome!! It's only 40 cals per 8oz serving, 0 fat, 20mg Sodium & 9g Total Carbs (9g Sugar). It's a blend of Apple, Pomegranate & Blackberry juice concentrate with Instant Tea Powder and is sweet... Read more
If you're afraid to try sugar-free things because you've done it before and didn't like the taste, try things with sucralose (Splenda) or stevia extract instead of aspartame. Aspartame has a very bad aftertaste. Also, sugar free foods taste better... Read more
In the last few days before the administration changes hands, the FDA has been hard at work making changes. Here are two of the most interesting rulings: FDA Says Diet Coke Plus Mislabeled In 2007, Coke started selling Diet Coke Plus, also called Co... Read more
We spent plenty of time this week surfing the web for the most interesting, entertaining and educational stories. From oatmeal to stevia, avocados to packaged foods, this week's links are heavy on the food. Find out which links caught our attention t... Read more
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