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
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
If you’ve wandered into a natural food store lately, you might have noticed that the selection of sweeteners seems to have multiplied. Powders, syrups, and liquids with exotic-sounding names catch your eye, each claiming to be tastier, healthie... 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
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
As some said, sugar cannot be tracked here. A main reason is because sugar is not a required item on food labels yet so the info would be incorrect & misleading. See this FAQ for more info:
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I have decided to make Mondays sugar free. This means no added sugars of any kind. I am going to eventually add a few other days that are sugar free in the week, but have decided to start with one day for now.... Read more
Why are my morning glucose levels so high? I am following my medical diet exactly as I a supposed to low-carbs and high protein and my day time glucose levels are in control 75-100 before meals and under 180 after meals but in the morning they are st... Read more
This includes most sweets, cookies, ice cream, donuts, muffins, pastries, high fat & high sugar yogurt, white rice, candy, no white flour, no white bread These simple sugars provide absolutely no nutrients, but add on the pounds and increase the ris... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
The Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several years ago requesting a name change for high fructose corn syrup. According to the Association, the change was to alleviate confusion about the ingredient. Ho... Read more
This is going to be our toughest food fight yet! Two natural sweeteners pitted against each other – it’s a very difficult decision.AgaveMost agave nectar is produced from the blue agave plant grown in desert regions like the hilly areas i... Read more
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