Nearly half of American adults consume artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Not because they prefer the taste, but for the lack of calories. If something has less calories, it must be healthier… right? “Real” sugar is dangerous to your health, so artificial sweeteners must be better for you… right? Wrong on both counts! While some may have heard rumblings of how … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Fake Sugar Fool You – it’s Dangerous, Too!
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
Did you think sugar was something only diabetics had to worry about? Well… think again! A new study by researchers from the University of Surrey found that for otherwise “healthy” individuals, levels of fat in the blood and in the liver increased after participants followed a diet high in sugar. After 12 weeks on a high sugar diet, participants experienced changes in … [Read more...] about Sugar Is Deadly- Even For “Healthy” People
As the evils of sugar come farther and farther into the light, people are turning to artificial alternatives to get their “sweet fix.” In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Many use these sweeteners as a way to cut calories. To many individuals, weight loss or gain is simple – take in less calories than you … [Read more...] about Do Artificial Sweeteners Help Or Hurt Weight Loss?
10% of people in the U.S. are addicted to sugar. The word addiction is no accident; studies now suggest that sugar induces a reward stimulus in the brain similar to that of illegal drugs. This makes the brain dependent upon sugar, and induces cravings, which in turn, feed the brain’s dependency on sugar. It truly is a vicious cycle. Even if you don’t consider yourself to … [Read more...] about 30 Day Sugar Detox – Could You Do It?