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
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
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
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
A guess this is more of a vent and whine situation. I have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Prior to my diagnosis, I was a major sugar hound! I loved my sweets and especially my Pepsi! Since then, I have made a HUGE turn around and have really... Read more
A certain beverage company I shall not name is switching from aspartame to splenda (sucralose) in august of this year. You can do the research.
One online website stated it was like switching chairs on the titanic. Splenda (sucralose) is already... Read more
So here’s my deal: I am vegetarian and have been on sparkpeople for almost six years and during that time have lost around 90 pounds with a five pound differential or so give or take. I am American but live in Germany.
In the b... Read more
i like my coffee sweet but I know artificial sweeteners need to go. I read that cinnamon is a good substitute. Has anyone tried it? I didn't have time this weekend to brew a second cup in the morning if the cinnamon was a bust.... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener... Read more
Have you ever wondered why just about everyone likes sweets? Stop wondering. The fact is we are born with an innate desire for sweet taste. And we begin to enjoy sweet taste as soon as we taste mother’s milk or infant formula. Some believ... Read more
If you’re feeling confused by all of the headlines about diet beverages, you’re not alone. There’s a growing amount of misinformation about diet beverages. Here are some of the facts that we tell our patients who ask about drinking... Read more
THE HIDDEN SIDE EFFECTS OF THE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER – ASPARTAME
Article written by Nancy Markle (1120197)
I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on “ASPARTAME” marketed as “NutraSweet”, “Equal” and “Spoonful”.
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