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Sugar Vs Sugar Alcohol Resources

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What Are Sugar Alcohols?

If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Alcoholic Beverages

Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals...  Read more

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l...  Read more

Understanding Hypoglycemia

Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the...  Read more

Smarter Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede...  Read more

Active job vs bigger paycheck
Updated 11/26/2014 12:51:19 PM

I have a job that keeps me walking for 6 hours a day. I am walking, bending, lifting up to 50 lbs. It is great exercise and I should be losing weight doing it. My question is, there are other options in this job where I can take more responsibilit...  Read more

Sore vs. consistent...what do you think?
Updated 11/25/2014 5:03:37 PM

I have a question. For some reason, I've found that I like to do my exercise to where I do a whole lot on one day and wind up sore (the good-feeling kind, if you know what that means) and then stop for several days, sometimes over a week. Then I ge...  Read more

Overhand vs Underhand Grip
Updated 11/24/2014 12:34:45 PM

I've seen exercises (bicep curls either dumbbells or barbells, shoulder presses, cable seated rows and lat pulldowns) that you can use either an overhand grip or underhand (reverse) grip. Can somebody explain what the overhand grip does differe...  Read more

Sugar grams?
Updated 11/20/2014 1:24:22 PM

I'm trying to figure out how much sugar I consume, but I can't seem to find it in the nutrients section to track. I can find glucose, fructose, & the milk sugars, but can't find just plain old sugar grams. Any help would be appreciated. ...  Read more

I sugar binged tonight on sweet tea. Its been 6 we
Updated 11/20/2014 12:26:25 AM

I sugar binged tonight on sweet tea. Its been 6 weeks since Ive had this much sugar & now I have a headache and feel awful. I hope tomorrow isnt so rough. Tomorrow is another day to fight I just hope I dont wake up feeling so... blah....  Read more

Blood Sugar Rises to Fight An Illiness

Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other...  Read more

Sugar Substitute - taste bud approved!

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. It is approved as a dental supplement, helping to prevent cavities. It has about 1/3 of the calories of sugar and its sweetness is almost identical - spoon for spoon to sugar. It may have a laxative effect start slo...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

Healthy Headlines from Around the Web

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters from Fit SugarHigh Fiber Foods: 7 Surprising Sources from Huffington Post4 Ways Alcohol Hurts Your Fitness Goals from Fit Bottomed GirlsHow to Change Fat Bias from Diet BlogCool Off With 4 DIY Desserts For Hot...  Read more

Food Showdown: Battle of the Blended Beverages

As the weather warms up, you might take refuge in smoothie shops and coffee houses to cool down. Starbucks has long been a go-to destination for sippable summertime treats, and the chain has come out with some healthier options in recent ye...  Read more