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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

Toasting Bread vs Starch
Updated 8/13/2014 9:36:46 PM

I am not diabetic but my brother is. He told me this afternoon that toasting bread reduces starch (carbs). I highly doubt that, but just checking. This is probably a question for Becky....  Read more

Sugar from sweets VS sugar from fruit
Updated 8/13/2014 7:55:17 AM

I know this topic has been brought up before, and I know sugar from fruit is a better option than sugar from baked goods and sweets, etc. I have a scenario for you all that I'm kind of cuirous about. Last night, I ate some pumpkin roll. It was f...  Read more

Sugar must really be an addiction
Updated 8/15/2014 5:56:51 PM

Last week I was at a meeting and at lunch they had the best salad with charbroiled chicken breasts, but followed it up with frosted brownies. I went ahead and had one, didn't taste all that good, so on with the meeting. On the way home, 2 hours later...  Read more

fibro soreness vs getting cardio
Updated 8/10/2014 12:03:10 AM

I am so sore now from my strength training yesterday. I had just made a new commitment to do cardio YESTERDAY. Today I am so sore that I don't want to even do household chores. My left hip hurts pretty badly (a fibro thing not related to exercise), a...  Read more

What is the Ideal amount of Protein/Carbs/Sugar ??
Updated 8/10/2014 7:46:25 PM

Im getting everything in place to start my journey monday... I dont have a lot of weight to lose (( maybe 15lbs)) but i need to gain muscle... What is the ideal amount daily of protein/carbs and sugars? Also do you work out before or after you e...  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