Sugars

19 APRIL 2017

Health Benefits of Stevia, The Sugar Substitute

The Stevia plant with its ‘sweet leaf’ is a sugar substitute and also incredibly good for you. Unlike sugar, it doesn’t create an insulin response and actually nourishes the pancreas, which helps regulate blood sugar. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar, while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. This is good for the sugar […]

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11 APRIL 2017

How Sugar Causes Cavities and Destroys Your Teeth

It’s common knowledge that sugar is bad for your teeth, but it wasn’t always so. In fact, when the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle first observed that sweet foods like soft figs caused tooth decay, nobody believed him. But as science has progressed, one thing is certain — sugar causes tooth decay. That said, sugar on […]

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17 MARCH 2017

How This Ancient Drink Will Help You Give Up Sugar

The first step in transitioning away from sugary (and artificially sugary) drinks is to become cognizant of ingredients. Do you wake up in the morning and dump packets of sugar or sugar-free sweeteners into your coffee, sip on a soda for a little midday pick-me-up, or end the evening with a hot chocolate or a […]

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6 MARCH 2017

Foods With Hidden Sweet Spots

When it comes to sugar, cupcakes and cookies are obvious diet derailers. The real saboteurs of healthy eating however are sneaky sources of the sweet stuff, which in a day of meals and snacks can add up to serious trouble — especially if you’re among the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from diabetes.

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3 MARCH 2017

Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda for Good and How

The more soda you consume (regular or diet), the more hazardous your habit can become.

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27 JANUARY 2017

Sugar-Free Diets: Why You Should Ditch The Sweet Stuff

We all know that sugar causes health problems, weight gain and even premature ageing, but the idea of giving it up seems completely daunting.

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23 DECEMBER 2016

Why Sugar Is Just As Bad For Your Skin As It Is For Your Waistline

We all know sugar is bad for your waistline, but what about your skin?

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19 DECEMBER 2016

Top Sources of Added Sugar To Avoid

Eat less sugar if you want to live longer.

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7 NOVEMBER 2016

Does sugar fast-track the ageing process?

Sugar is in just about everything we eat, from natural sugars in foods like fruit and vegetables to added sugars in processed foods including soft drinks, cakes and biscuits. In America, sugar consumption has increased 40 per cent since the 1970s.

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31 OCTOBER 2016

Children Are Eating Too Much Sugar, but Halloween Is Not to Blame

Considering that recent reports estimate that the U.S. healthcare system spends approximately $1 trillion every year battling the effects of high sugar consumption, it would certainly be wise to find ways to minimize sugar intake year round.

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