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
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
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
Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain... Read more
It's been really hard. I have been drinking it for 55 years. I listen to Dr. Oz show and he talk about it saying it is really bad for you so I am trying to get off the stuff. Wish me luck. 244... Read more
I don't agree with the article I just read giving 5 good reasons it's OK to have a diet soda. They're good reasons if you're trying to lose weight, but not all sweeteners are safe! I'm specifically speaking about aspartame. I know many people who... Read more
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I just read the spark article on this and not recommending using more than 4 artificially sweetened things/day. What are some other options without adding the calories of sugar? I use Stevia in my tea which I usually drink 3-4 cups/day (herbal) mor... Read more
I am addicted to diet soda, I can't seem to give it up even though I know it's bad for me.
I'm also having a problem with motivation, I am going to Hawaii in August and I REALLY want to hike to the top of Diamond Head, but not sure if... Read more
Replace your diet soda with a flavored liquid stevia in your water. It comes in many flavors and has no calories. Stevia is safe; plus it does not cause food carvings or feed your body toxins like the sweeteners in diet soda. Try stevia, I know yo... 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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