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
Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... 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 have a Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia plant and have been using the leaves finely shreaded as a sweetener for very sour fruits like rhubarb, and have also used instead of sugar in crumble toppings.
Having read the article "The truth about Stevia"... Read more
I am going on a mission trip in a week and want something sweet to put in my drink. I've seen other questions similar to this, but they have to do with adding fruit into your drink- which is a great idea, but it's hard on a mission trip. And yes, I... Read more
I was just wondering if anyone has tried stevia as a sweetener. I like coffee but I can't stand it without sugar and I don't want to use artificial sweeteners. I have heard of stevia as a natural sweetener. But I am just wondering what it tastes li... Read more
Is anyone else here put off by how much SparkPeople pushes artificial sweeteners? I, for one, am a fan of REAL food. I try to stick to fresh veggies, fruit and whole grains as much as possible. But, like most people, I do crave the occasional snack.... Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with allergies to wheat, oats, soy, malt, barley and rye... I'm not saying go out and find yourself an allergy, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been diagnosed I'd still be in my rut. I'm eating so much better. Fres... Read more
If you never thought of chili as a "diet" food start now. Make your chili with ground turkey, Turkey is full of importantnutrients and add your favorite veggies. Also pearl barley has less of an impact on blood sugar more than any other grain.... Read more
When you read the ingredient listing on a nutrition label, do the sugar terms jump out at you? Perhaps listings like sugar, brown sugar, or honey cause you to pause. What about listings such as evaporated cane juice, malt or turbinado sugar? Do they... Read more
Sugar provides such sweet memories for me. As a child growing up, my mother would often sing the Mary Poppins song A Spoonful of Sugar as she was encouraging us to do tasks and chores we did not want to do. When we had hiccups, she would offer a spoo... Read more
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