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
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... 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
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... 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 am living in South America at the moment and the other day I bought a protein powder with whey, egg and soy, but when I went to enter in the nutritional info I realized the info didn't have the gram info only percent. Not sure how to figure ou... Read more
I did a search and saw that this topic existed, but it was from well over a year ago. Any input as to favorite protein powders. I do need to watch my cholesterol and sugar, but my protein levels are always too low. Thanks!!!... Read more
Some days I can get enough protein from food and some days I can't. I'm thinking about using a protein powder supplement as needed to fill the gap. I plan to mix it with fruit, ice, and greek yogurt. What do other Spark users recommend?
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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
I have to have my morning cup of coffee every day, so here is how I make it work for me. I add one serving of EAS light protein powder (found at Target) into my coffee with 2 packets of Stevia. The protein powder adds 100 calories, but with 15 grams... Read more
Beyonce’s pregnant, delivering in April. She’ll bounce back to FINE in an hour of giving birth. So the challenge is to return to your finest. Reclaim your best health, happiness, & beauty!... 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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