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
I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ... 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
Artificial sweeteners are horrible. The make your body produce more insulin which makes you gain more weight. Please stop using them. Gradually cut down on sugar and be healthy! Remember this is a healthy lifestyle not a diet.... Read more
If you are talking about the artificial sweetener thread, I don't think anyone is being judgmental or condemning anyone. But, I do think there is a lot of misinformation out there about them...... 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
I always experience a food craving after lunch. To keep myself busy and tasty,I make myself a cup of tea or coffee. When I have coffee I add a stevia sweetener and semi-skimmed milk. It saves me calories and I feel satisfied.... Read more
We love to buy the big bags of sliced, frozen strawberries from Sam's Club! We thaw them a bit in the microwave, toss them with stevia sweetener, thaw a bit more, and then enjoy as our bedtime snack! A glass of red wine sometimes, and lots of good nu... Read more
Spark Team for those who have read "The Virgin Diet" by J.J. Virgin and have chosen to eliminate wheat/gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar/artificial sweeteners from their diets.... 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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