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Say hello to Coconut Palm Sugar, GI of 35 A natural sweetener that has a similar sweetness level to cane sugar, you can use it in baking in a 1:1 ratio for regular sugar or brown sugar. With its slightly caramel flavor, it substitutes great in crumble toppings, cakes, muffins, pies, crisps, cookies – I…(Read More)

How is Sugar Linked to Heart Disease? What happens to unburned calories? They turn to fat. What processes glucose and fat? The liver. What happens when the liver is overworked, stressed, or has too much unhealthy fat to process? Your LDL’s rise (bad cholesterol). Toxic sugar. That’s an oversimplification of the process, but…(Read More)

“All American Pancakes” Make a Good First Step to Healthy Pancakes Here’s Jamie Oliver’s recipe for “healthy pancakes:” 1 cup all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup 1% milk 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon melted butter A good start, this recipe eliminates oil and sugar. It…(Read More)

How Do You Deter Sugar Cravings? Ahhh, sugar. We all want it. You’re a big fat liar if you say you don’t – even super fit people. We all crave it at some point. So what’s the best way to deal with sugar cravings? They often occur due to a deficiency. It takes…(Read More)

Which Sweetener is Better for You? Shout out to Kelly Lanyon, friend and super hair stylist, for launching this question on Facebook. You need your coffee a little sweet. Which sweetener do you grab? Real sugar? The Splenda? The Stevia? Put Splenda with NutraSweet and Saccharin: Artificial Sweeteners What’s Splenda? Splenda is sucralose: a…(Read More)

Real Facts vs. Media Facts About Sugars My brother forwarded me a FOX News article that outlined facts on sugars. I cringed at the misleading, incomplete information presented by the media, a regular fact-producing funland. And we wonder why people are so confused about what to eat. Some Facts About Artificial Sweeteners Let’s…(Read More) Want to Learn the Difference in Sugars? Honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, brown rice syrup, which is best? What should you buy? Don’t give up sugar all together, just make smarter sugar choices. Watch this video to get tips on the healthier sugar options so you know what to buy…(Read More) What Makes a Healthy Breakfast? I debated which recipe to share when my bff emailed me saying that she loved my blog on sugar – as she put some brown sugar on her oatmeal. Whaaat?? After supplying a list of yummy low glycemic sugars? Then I thought, I should share how I…(Read More)

How Much Sugar Should We Eat? On average, Americans eat more than 20 teaspoons of added sugars per day, twice what the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends. A report released in 2006 by the World Health Organization (WHO) urges people to limit their daily consumption of free (added) sugars to less than 10 percent…(Read More)