I'll admit it - I have a serious sweet tooth. When the sugar cravings strike, I can't just ignore them, so oftentimes, I give in and before I know it, I've finished a chocolate bar, a doughnut and a soft drink. Of course, after indulging in these sweet treats I'm only left feeling guilty and ever so disappointed in myself!
If you can relate to having an unstoppable sweet tooth, you're probably ... ››› more
If one of your new year's resolutions is to eliminate sugar from your diet (or at least lay off it a little) as a result of a holiday season filled with non-stop sweet treats, you're probably wondering how you'll deal with sugar cravings when they hit hard.
Thankfully, there are lots of decadent yet healthy recipes that are free of added sugar that will help you bust your sweet tooth minus infl... ››› more
Guilty pleasures? Everyone's got them. If you say you don't, you're liar. If your top guilty pleasure is a dreamy, delicious dessert, you've come to the right place... although, you won't feel guilty sinking your teeth into this raw caramel slice that contains absolutely n dairy, gluten or refined sugar!
Wait... a caramel slice that isn't chock-full of nasty ingredient? That's correct - ready y... ››› more
You've likely heard of the benefits of coconut oil many times before... it moisturises your skin, relieves a dry scalp, boosts your brain health, regulates your blood sugar and promotes weight loss. But here's one you probably haven't heard before...
According to a 2012 study presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick in the UK, coconut oi... ››› more
Want to stay slim for the holidays without missing out on the delicious eats and treats that the season has to offer? You totally can! (That's right - feasting on raw kale all December long isn't your only option!)
In fact, there are plenty of eating tricks that you can employ to up your nutrient intake of every meal you eat during the holidays, without compromising on flavour.
Here are four... ››› more
Remember how when you were a child, your mother used to urge you to brush your teeth every day to prevent cavities, tooth loss and gum disease? Turns out she was onto something way more than that…
According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, poor oral health could also boost your risk of cancer. At first this may seem surprising, but when you think it through, it makes a... ››› more
You've heard it already - coconut oil has endless uses. But one you may be unaware of is that it's an incredible base for toothpaste!
Conventional toothpastes are packed with harmful chemicals and agents, but alternative natural formulas are expensive.
So why not start using coconut oil as toothpaste as an affordable alternative that's excellent for your oral health? Here are three reasons w... ››› more
Whenever you brush your teeth, you absorb the ingredients in the toothpaste. We should think twice about absorbing what is in regular toothpaste.
What's so bad about it, you ask? Well, first, it costs more than making your own version. Second, it's full of chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), artificial flavourings and colourings, parabens, glycerin, fluoride, and more. SLS is on of th... ››› more
I don't know about you, but I'm a serious chocoholic. In fact, there are few foods I enjoy more than a few blocks of my favourite chocolate, or a rich and creamy chocolate shake. The problem with this guilty pleasure, unfortunately, is that chocolate is high in sugar, which isn't great for the blood sugar levels. It also doesn't look good on the hips (gasp!).
So what's a girl to do? Well, I hav... ››› more
Are you high? Before you say no, think about what you've put in your mouth lately. If it includes anything from thick, creamy milkshakes and rainbow-coloured cereal to chicken nuggets and cold cuts, there's a pretty good chance you're riding a sugar high right now.
Don't feel bad - you're not the only person buzzed with a sugar addiction right now. In fact, research shows that nearly a quarter ... ››› more
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