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
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
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
The next time a recipe calls for fresh basil, skip the poor substitute of dried basil, forgo the last-minute dash to the supermarket for some overpriced wilted basil, and just pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant you have growing in your... 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
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 started SparkPeople a couple years ago but I'm in a much better place now and more prepared to shed this extra weight. My secret...HIKING!! Now that I graduated from college last year, moved to RVA, ditched the boyfriend, and have a jo... Read more
I SAW THE BLOG YESTURDAY ABOUT THE TRUVIA AND THAT ONE IS GOOD BUT THERE ARE OTHER PRODUCTS OF PURE STEVIA THAT ARE MUCH MORE REASONABLE. I BUY STEVIA CALLED "STEVITA" (SPOONABLE STEVIA, AND "ONLY SWEET" STEVIA. I'D BEEN BUYING STEVIA FOR YEARS, WAS... Read more
Why no Sugar? Because it increases our insulin levels, is like poison to our bodies, and causes premature aging. I use Stevia instead of sugar, as it's the most natural item on the market. It's also known to regulate insulin levels for diabetics, and... Read more
This group is for people in their twenties who are trying to turn over a new leaf and get healthy. We are doing this to feel better and to be better role models for our friends and families.... 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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