You've decided - 2017 is going to be the year that you're going to clean up your diet and lead a healthier lifestyle!
You've already eliminated dairy and gluten and replaced these foods with healthy-savvy options like almond milk, coconut yoghurt and gluten-free bread.
Next, you're going to find a healthy alternative to sugar. Then you ask yourself, “is brown sugar a healthy alternative t... ››› more
A breakthrough study has just been published in the journal Oncology, reporting that the commonly used natural sweetener, maple syrup, stops the invasion of human colorectal cancer cells.
This study may come as a surprise considering the amount of research that exists implicating processed sugars such as fructose in a wide range of chronic illnesses. In fact, toxicological data shows that fruct... ››› more
Anyone can be drawn to sugar - vegans, yogis or even athletes. Once you're hooked it's hard to give it up. But here's the thing - once you shift your focus to what you can add to your diet rather than focussing on what you should take away, your sweet tooth will be way easier to manage!
If you're looking to quit sugar, boost your energy levels, stop relying on caffeine and even lose a few kilo... ››› more
If you still use processed sugar and artificial sweeteners, please stop immediately! Sugar and sweeteners are highly addictive and are associated with many dangerous side effects.
Did you know that when you eat or drink something with processed sugar or artificial sweeteners in it, your brain anticipates that calories will follow? And then, when they don't, your brain is triggered to make up fo... ››› more
Many years ago, if you wanted to sweeten your tea or coffee, you only had a handful of choices - white sugar, brown sugar or honey.
Today, there are many different sugar substitutes on the market to suit consumers' varying preferences as to which best suits their waistline and taste buds. We're spoilt for choice!
If you haven't hopped on the sugar-free bandwagon yet, it's about time you d... ››› more
They say, “Know your enemy,” right? Then getting to know oft demonised sugar - as well as its myriad alternatives - probably isn't such a bad idea.
So first, sugar: Yes, it's as bad as you've heard. Studies have linked it to obesity, cognitive decline, cancer and heart disease.
The problem with many foods on the market today is that “hidden” sugars lurk in them. Yup, I'm talking pas... ››› more
When I first heard about stevia, I was ecstatic. I'm sure many of you can relate!
I mean, what's better than a natural sweetener that tastes just as good as sugar that's also calorie-free?
Stevia is easy on your digestion in comparison to sugar, and it comes in many forms - from liquids and powders to blends and extracts.
But here's something some of you stevia-users might've realised: I... ››› more
For if you didn't know, stevia is the “sweetener in the news” these days, if I put it that way to you.
It used to be something most people hadn't ever heard about. But now, it's showing up all over the place! In bottled drinks, in the sweetener section of your supermarket, and on blogs…
But what exactly is stevia? What are the different forms it's available in, and how can you use it?
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