Category: Sugar-Free Lifestyle

Is Truvia a Healthy and Safe Alternative to Sugar?

Truvia is a non-caloric sweetener. It’s a “blend” type product made with three ingredients: 1) erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol, 2) stevia leaf extract, which is an herb, and 3) natural flavors, more on this in later on. Truvia

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Sugar Tax Cuts Soda Consumption

In March 2015 the city of Berkeley, CA was the first U.S. city to levy a tax on sugary drinks.

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Join me at the MA Conference for Women

I’m presenting a session on SWEET NOTHINGS: the truth about artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols on Thursday, December 8th at the MA Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center.  Sweet Nothings is being held from 4:15 to 4:35 in Exhibit

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FOOD NUTRITION LABEL: Update Coming in July 2018

Despite whining and objections from food associations and lobbies, the much needed changes will take place July 26, 2018. Here’s a summary of what’s new:

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: What does it mean?

It’s official. A healthy lifestyle is the most important way to prevent chronic disease of any kind. But what exactly does it mean to follow a “healthy lifestyle?”

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Sugar Industry Manipulates Sugar Research

lying under oath

As everyone knows, the consequences have been dire on U.S. obesity and type 2 diabetes rates, which have skyrocketed. The deceit is likened to the treacherous and shameful practices conducted by the tobacco industry.

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Fructose Spreads Cancer!

It’s the fructose, stupid! Preliminary studies suggest that fructose is linked to the spreading or metastasizing of cancer. Most people with cancer don’t die from the primary cancer, they die from the spreading of cancer to other parts of the

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BOOK REVIEW: Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs by Martina Slajerova – 2 thumbs up!

The biggest, best and most important reason I love this book is because author Martina Slajerova doesn’t use any caloric sweeteners in her fat bomb recipes. This puts her miles ahead and apart from other so-called sugar-free authors who rely on honey, maple syrup, agave syrup and other caloric sweetening agents. Instead, Slajerova uses erythritol, Swerve (an erythritol product) and liquid stevia as her sweetening agents, and even more — she demonstrates intelligence and restraint in her use of them.

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The 7-Day SugarFree Challenge

You don’t need a special diet to go sugar-free. Just follow these 4 simple guidelines: 1. Make a decision to live without any caloric sweeteners for one full week. Try it and see the difference it makes in terms of

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Corn vs Popcorn: Which one is better?

Does corn on the cob have the same nutritional values as popcorn? From a sugar perspective, is one a better or less objectionable choice than the other? Let’s sort this out by looking at some basic comparisons. CORN ON THE

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