If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... 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
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... 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
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
I made my dinner and when I cut up the sweet potato it was white inside like a regular potato. It looked like a sweet potato and it tasted kind of like a sweet potato but it was not orange and it did not taste exactly like one. Is there something th... Read more
Good for you! My husband is not a sweet eater but the 1st two weeks after I joined SparkPeople, he bought Oreo's and ordered a brownie blast with ice cream when we ate out. I was able to stay the course but had to wonder... lol... Read more
1) Are sweet potatoes "healthy" to have as a pre-diabetic/diabetic? Or should they be avoided due to their sugar contents?
2) What kinds of sweets & sugar substitutes am I allowed to have twice weekly?
I'm a 220 lb. fema... Read more
I sugar binged tonight on sweet tea. Its been 6 weeks since Ive had this much sugar & now I have a headache and feel awful. I hope tomorrow isnt so rough. Tomorrow is another day to fight I just hope I dont wake up feeling so... blah.... Read more
My Nanny used to apply a paste made from 100gms. Fresh Neem(Margosa)Leaves with a few drops of Lemon Juice added to it on my Hair Roots.It would be washed with Aritha or Soap Nut solution 10-15 minutes later .It would be repeated every 10-15 day... Read more
This is the first in a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. The poor yam and sweet potato. These brightly colored and antio... Read more
Fall in love with sweet potatoes again and again with these 10 deliciously healthy recipes.Nutritional GoodnessOne medium tuber contains 105 calories and 4 grams of fiber. These babies are bursting with antioxidant vitamins A and C, potassium and man... Read more
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