The diet industry hauls in billions of dollars in profits each year. In the quest for perfection, many of us turn to calorie-counting in order to lose weight. This has made zero-calorie sweeteners explode in popularity. Nearly half of American adults consume artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Not because of their taste, but for their lack of calories. However, research … [Read more...] about Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss
Ah, the salad. Perhaps the single food most associated with ‘eating healthy’ or ‘being on a diet.’ (Also known by many enthusiastic carnivores as an instrument of culinary torture.) While it’s true that salads can be healthful, there is absolutely no reason they have to be boring and tasteless. Salads can be exciting and delicious! Most salads start with a sad, bland base of … [Read more...] about Can’t Eat One More Boring Salad? Mix Things Up!
In recent years, scientific research has begun to reveal the true evils of sugar. Consuming sugar doesn’t just affect your pancreas, insulin, and blood sugar levels. It triggers elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate, as well. Sugar also has inflammatory properties – increasing risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, even some forms of cancer. Sugar … [Read more...] about The Unexpected Way Sugar Can Make You Sick
Science has confirmed that when humans are presented with more food, we consume more food. This phenomenon has been dubbed by some as the ‘portion size effect.’ Believe it or not, when portion sizes are doubled, individuals consume an average of 35% more food! Being aware of portion size has been viewed in the past as a necessity in order to avoid negative consequences. But … [Read more...] about Healthier Food – Larger Portions
You’re off to the grocery store! You’ve made your shopping list and are confident you’ll be bringing home healthy, nutritious foods for your family. But there could be ingredients hiding inside the foods on your shopping list that are not simply harmful… they could be deadly. The first hidden ingredient on our list is of utmost importance to diabetics. Sugar is hiding in … [Read more...] about What’s Really In Our Food? The Hidden Ingredients To Watch For