Sugar Substitutes

The Not-So-Sweet Truth. Alternative sweeteners are considered 'non-caloric' or 'veried calories sugar substitutes'. Often considered by diabetics and those trying to lose or control their body weight. Alternative sweeteners are much sweeter than the nutritive sweeteners (lactose, maltose, glucose, sucrose, invert sugar, and fructose.) Alternative sweeteners: Saccharin (Sweet'n Low) Aspartame (Nutrasweet/Equal/Amino Sweet) Neotame Acesulfame-K (Sunett) Sucralose … Continue reading Sugar Substitutes

Turmeric

Indian gold... Turmeric has been utilized for over 4,000 years as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds. Curcumin, the most studied ‘active-ingredient’ in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants search out and remove free radicals in the body. These free radicals are molecules that damage cell membranes, alter DNA, … Continue reading Turmeric

Almonds

Looking for a healthy snack that can tie you over until your next meal? Almonds make a great snack, not only because they are packed full of nutrients, but they have many benefits to health as well. Almonds contain many important minerals such as, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and more. They also contain fiber, folic … Continue reading Almonds