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If you’re a parent, you probably fight a daily battle with sugar. Most of us can attest to the noticeable effects of sugar on our kids’ behavior: “bouncing off the walls.” Study after study has demonstrated the negative side of…...

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How much sugar should we be consuming? According to the World Health Organization, we should be consuming no more than 10 percent of our daily calories from added sugar (table sugar and sugars added to packaged foods when processed). The…...

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From time to time, a study comes across my desk that validates a long-held belief. This happened this past week. What interested me the most about this study was that it strongly contradicted what the mighty marketing arm of the…...

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Our bodies are naturally wired to crave sugar…both for mental reasons and for physical reasons.  Physically, our cravings come from a deep ancestral need for micro-nutrients, which are found in fruits.  When we crave sugar, we are actually craving the…...

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Carbonated soft drinks are the single biggest source of calories in the American diet, providing about 7% of our total caloric intake. Adding non-carbonated drinks to this figure, it rises to a whopping 9%. Is it any wonder that obesity…...

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In case you haven’t heard, sugar is quite the bad boy for a healthy diet.  Part of the reason for this is because the more sugar you consume, the more you crave it.  And while sugar is an ingredient that…...

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In the middle of December, the FDA FINALLY approved Rebiana, the best part of the stevia plant, as a safe and natural sweetener.  HOORAY.  As most of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of stevia, as it is a natural…...

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Recently, we have seen a lot of articles and posts on different types of sweeteners, but it can all get a little overwhelming…or at the very least, confusing.  I personally believe that the more natural (meaning less processed) the sweetener is, the…...

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by Brett Blumenthal So we all know that sugar is not the best for our diets. It provides little to no nutritional value, excessive calories and can make our blood sugar sky rocket and quickly crash, leaving us somewhat lethargic…...

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