nutrition

  1. The Science Behind Stevia

    The Science Behind Stevia

    Even though the FDA officially deemed stevia to be a safe alternative to sugar in 2008 and categorized food grade stevia as "GRAS", which stands for "generally recognized as safe", this hasn't always been the case. For many decades, the FDA delayed their food safety approval of stevia, causing the stevia sweetener to be controversial within the health community. But was the FDA's original determination regarding the potential health hazards associated with stevia fair or unfounded? Let's take a look at the science, as well as the politics, behind stevia.

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  2. Which All Natural Sweetener Is Best For You?

    Which All Natural Sweetener Is Best For You?

    Do you crave sugar? We all have those moments. Whether you're hankering for a fast energy boost in the afternoon, stress-eating a pint of ice cream, or simply rewarding yourself with a sweet treat for a job well done, everyone has their own relationship with sugar. In its many forms, regular sugar contains a high amount of empty calories that can wreak havoc on your health if you consume too much of it daily. With regular sugar, corn syrup, and high-fructose corn syrup added to an abundance of packaged foods these days, it seems impossible to avoid this sweet, addictive substance.

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  3. Avoid The Sugar Crash From Your Post-Workout Protein Shake

    Avoid The Sugar Crash From Your Post-Workout Protein Shake

    Forget the “freshman 5”, you’re pretty sure you just gained the “corona 19”, or did your recently reopened local gym install a bunch of widening mirrors? Gulp. Probably not. Okay, well, what’s done is done, and now is the time to undo it!

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  4. What is Erythritol?

    What is Erythritol?

    There are many different types of sugar alcohols, each of which are used by several different food manufacturers to help keep calorie counts low. In this post we are going to be talking about erythritol, its features, and how it's produced. 

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  5. Is Stevia Tooth Friendly?

    Is Stevia Tooth Friendly?

    It's commonly known that stevia is one of the best sugar substitutes on the market. You've heard about where it comes from, how it's been used for hundreds and hundreds of years, and that it's super sweet! But what you may not know is how beneficial it is for your dental health. 

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  6. Top 4 Reasons to Replace Sugar and How to Kick it for Good

    Top 4 Reasons to Replace Sugar and How to Kick it for Good

    There are over 61 different names for normal table sugar, making it hard to identify hidden sugars in your food. The saying goes "What you don't know won't kill you" but in this case, it might. This is why it is so important to be knowledgeable about sugar's secret identities and where sugar could be hidden in your average daily diet. Read on to learn about the top 5 reasons you should replace sugar.

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  7. What is the Best Sweetener for People with Diabetes?

    What is the Best Sweetener for People with Diabetes?

    For people with diabetes, choosing the right replacement for sugar that won't raise blood sugar can be a daunting task. We're hoping this article can help guide you in the right direction towards choosing a healthy alternative to sugar.

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  8. Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    Feeling a little under the weather? Does the worldwide pandemic have you Google searching all the ways to help give your immune system a boost? Here's a tip, calm down! Stress causes inflammation inside the body, making it hard for your immune system to fight off bad bacteria and infections.  Read on for 6 more tried and true ways you can boost your immune system.

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  9. Xylitol is Dangerous for Dogs: Paws Off!

    Xylitol is Dangerous for Dogs: Paws Off!

    Xylitol is a popular sugar-substitute for people watching their weight and for those monitoring their diabetes. More and more companies are using xylitol in their "skinny" products such as gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, medicines, peanut butter, and others. What you don't know about xylitol is that it is DEADLY for dogs, here's why.

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  10. What is Stevia?

    What is Stevia?

    You've got a lot of questions about stevia, and we have the answers! What is the sweet part of the stevia plant? Is stevia FDA approved? What can stevia be used for? What are the benefits of stevia? We will cover all of these questions in-depth and much more!

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