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
There is also not that much research about stevia concerning its safety, especially long term safety. On the other hand, there is plenty of research on splenda (and others of the synthetic sweeteners), indicating they are safe....... Read more
A lot of people think Stevia is safer/better because it comes from a plant, so it's "natural." The common misconception is that natural=safe. But, this is not true. There are plenty of natural products... continued...... Read more
Basically, your body can extract and use the water from anything that has water in it (including solid foods) to meet your water needs. So, the question is not really whether something other than plain water "counts" as water, but rather, whether the... 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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