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March 2012 Archives

We’ve talked about bad-for-you sweeteners and some that aren’t so bad, but still have calories.  What about zero calorie sweeteners?  Yes, there are some.  One of the most popular is Stevia. Stevia is a natural product made from the leaves […]

“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” ~Unknown It’s Monday — the day you are going to get back on track with your exercise and healthy eating plan. Or wait, were you talking about […]

Honey has a lot going for it as a sweetener of choice.  We have seen that it has vitamins and minerals as opposed to the empty calories of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and a lower glycemic index number […]

How about a homemade, honey weight loss drink?  A cruise of the Internet  turned up several interesting recipes from a variety of places.  Please note that I am not prescribing these, or even recommending them, necessarily.  I’m just sharing with […]

Good news!  You do have some healthier options. We’ve been looking at sweeteners that are hidden poisons.  Now we’re going to examine some choices that are natural and good-for-you, as well as some that are natural-and-not-bad-for-you.  Unfortunately, they all have […]

Since sugar is bad and high fructose corn syrup is worse, why not switch to diet colas and artificially sweetened food?  Just Google “aspartame” and you’ll see why that isn’t such a hot idea. Thousands of hits pop up with […]

“Don’t look back. You aren’t going that way.”  anonymous We all have that problem — looking over our shoulders.  “If only,” we say.  If only we had paid attention to our diet and our health when we were younger.  If […]

All sugars are not created equal.  There is growing evidence that the sugar we eat most is the most deadly. That form of sweetener is called high fructose corn syrup. There is a lot of confusion about this stuff. What […]

Experts are now saying that sugar is so very poisonous and the obesity epidemic resulting from our nations’s monstrous sweet tooth is so severe, that government should intervene. (See yesterday’s post.) Not me, you may say.  I don’t even like […]