Many of our friends and family members have been duped into believing that artificial sweeteners like Splenda® are saviors to prevent diabetes and obesity. However, the health risks associated with the ingredients in Splenda, or sucralose, are extensive and downright … Continue reading Is Sucralose Bad? 5 Reasons to Avoid This Artificial Sweetener
What Is Stevia? Stevia is a sugar substitute made from the leaves of the stevia plant. It’s about 100 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but it has no carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients. Not everyone likes the way … Continue reading Stevia: Health Benefits and Risks
Anyone who’s worn a diabetes device stuck to their body knows that some type of skin issues with the adhesives are pretty much inevitable. Typical scenarios include: an infusion set or sensor gets bumped on a wall or door jamb, … Continue reading The Sticky Truth About Diabetes Device Adhesives
The recipes are similar but the amount of sweeteners used are slightly different. Pepsi Max has a different carbonation as well, with smaller bubbles to give the drinker the feel for a smoother fizziness which the brain will also associate … Continue reading Is Pepsi Max Better Than Coke Zero?
Fudge is a classic childhood favorite. It brings back warm memories of after-dinner treats with family. But like so many of the recipes we enjoyed years ago, when I look at the ingredients in traditional fudge recipes, I cringe. Conventional … Continue reading Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe: High-Protein, Low-Sugar
According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the U.S. population. And diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, … Continue reading How to Reverse Diabetes Naturally and Treatments
Coke Zero, which has recently been rebranded as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, is marketed as a healthier version of the original sugar-sweetened beverage, Coca-Cola Classic. It contains zero calories and sugar while providing the signature Coca-Cola flavor, making it an appealing … Continue reading Is Coke Zero (Coca-Cola Without Sugar) Healthy?
Beer and wine both have a lot of different effects on the body, both positive and negative. On the positive side, a lot of research on red wine (and some on beer and white wine) indicates that one drink a … Continue reading The Best Beer to Drink on a Diet
Fact: Gluten-free pastas have a bad reputation, and a lot of that has to do with their history. Way back when they first landed on plates, many gluten-free pastas had a definite cardboard vibe going on. Luckily, especially for people … Continue reading The 9 Best Gluten-Free Pastas And Noodles Of 2020
Perhaps you’ve already cut out processed sugars, but didn’t realize how much sugar is contained in fruit. Or maybe you live with diabetes and want to know which fruits will have the least impact on your blood sugar. While fruit … Continue reading Low Sugar Fruits: For Diabetes and Health
Ingredients: 1-1½ pounds sweet potatoes ¼ cup coconut oil ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cinnamon or dill Directions: Preheat oven to 425 … Continue reading Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Do you feel guilty after adding mayonnaise to your favorite sandwich or dip? If so, you’re not alone. There’s plenty of curiosity about whether or not mayonnaise nutrition is bad for health, but it’s still the best-selling condiment in the … Continue reading Is Mayonnaise Nutrition Really as Unhealthy as You Think?
Name: Ben Jernigan Age: 34 Occupation: Insurance adjuster Hometown: Seguin, Texas Start Weight: 420 pounds End Weight: 295 pounds Time Cycling: 6 years At my heaviest weight, I was 420 pounds. I’ve always been a pretty hefty guy. In my … Continue reading Once 420 Pounds, This Man Now Crushes 150-Mile Weekend Rides
Deschutes Wowza! is a hazy pale ale that’s full-bodied yet easy to drink at 4% ABV (alcohol by volume). Wowza! continues the craft beer tradition of big-muscled flavor while staying impossibly light—just 100 calories and 4g of carbs per can. … Continue reading Deschutes Wowza! Is the Rare Low-Calorie Beer That Tastes Great
Satisfying your sweet tooth without actual sugar has never been easier. (TYSM, keto!) I mean, have you taken a stroll down the freezer aisle at the supermarket lately? Sugar-free and no-sugar-added ice creams practically outnumber the regular stuff. Thankfully, gone … Continue reading The 5 Best Sugar-Free Ice Creams, According To Nutritionists
Sometimes, nothing quite hits the spot like a steamy bowl of noodles—and ramen is no longer the only trendy option. These days, everyone seems to be … Continue reading Is Pho Healthy? Pho Versus Ramen Soup
For those looking to lose weight fast, the HCG diet plan may sound like a pretty appealing option. In fact, many turned to the HCG diet … Continue reading HCG Diet: Effective for Weight Loss or Dangerous Fad Diet?
When you’re aiming to give up added sugars, cravings can be strong. Sweet foods are tempting us at every turn, and for many of us, consuming those foods is a longtime habit that we associate with comfort or celebration. And … Continue reading How to Stop Sugar Cravings – Avoid Cravings When Giving Up Sugar
I’ve been pregnant off and on for the past seven years. I’m a runner and I ran through all of my pregnancies, but…that’s basically all I’ve been doing for the past seven years. I go out for a comfortable run, … Continue reading 30-Day Fitness Challenge 2020 Review: ‘I Tried A 30 Day Challenge’
There’s no doubt that food plays a key role in the health of children. In fact, ensuring the best nutrition for kids can help promote growth and development, support immune function and set long-term healthy eating habits. Conversely, a diet … Continue reading Best Nutrition for Kids: Guidelines, Foods and Vitamins
If you’re a regular coffee drinker (and rely on the stuff to help you get off the struggle bus in the morning), you’ve probably wondered why anyone, ever would want to drink decaf. I mean, what’s coffee without the buzz? … Continue reading Is Decaf Coffee Good Or Bad, And How Much Caffeine Is In It?
It’s not easy to go to a fast food place and find something healthy. But today, fast food restaurants are becoming more aware of nutrition and making changes to offer healthier menu options. We picked out the healthiest and unhealthiest … Continue reading The Healthiest (and Unhealthiest) Things You Can Order at Burger King
Has the low-carb movement made you question just about every food in your diet? Just me? Thanks to keto and paleo, I’ve even wondered whether yogurt is considered a low-carb food—and whether I can still nosh on parfaits while keeping … Continue reading Best Yogurt For A Low-Carb Diet
Total Time: 5 minutes Serves: 12–15 Ingredients: 1½–2 cups pitted black and green olives ¼–½ cup sun-dried tomatoes ½ cup capers, drained ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon garlic ½ teaspoon onion powder 1½ teaspoons oregano … Continue reading Olive Tapenade Recipe: A Mediterranean Diet Staple
Coconut water is basically nature’s Gatorade. It’s a great way to rehydrate after a stomach bug, night out, or tough gym session, thanks to the electrolytes … Continue reading 9 Best Coconut Water Brands Of 2020, According To Nutritionists
Going vegan—whether it’s for the planet, your health, or both—is a little different than deciding to do keto, try intermittent fasting, or (for some reason) go carnivore. While most people follow a vegan diet out of a combination of environmental, … Continue reading Vegan Diet and Losing Weight
Even surrounded by Disney magic, you’ve still got to eat, and at Walt Disney World, not all food experiences are created equal. If you have children in tow at Disney World, you’ll need to think of meals in two separate … Continue reading The Best Restaurants in Disney World in 2020
Gone are the days when your only sparkling water options were giant, two-liter seltzer bottles beneath rows of soda at the grocery store: The age of fizzy water has officially arrived. (Fun fact: Sparkling water is actually expected to be … Continue reading 11 Best Sparkling Water Brands Of 2019, According To Dietitians
Poll the dietitian community about their oatmeal-eating habits and you might think that eating the whole grain is a requirement for the letters “R.D.” after your name. Me included. I make my oatmeal with milk, raisins, banana, hemp seed, and … Continue reading Is Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss – Can Oats Help You Lose Fat
The ketogenic diet is super popular these days, but following it can be challenging. The plan requires a lot of diligence, as eating too many carbohydrates can knock you out of fat-burning mode, also known as ketosis. Keto dieters eat … Continue reading 10 Best Low-Carb Nuts and Seeds for Your Keto Diet
This is Your Quick Training Tip, a chance to learn how to work smarter in just a few moments so you can get right to your workout. Perhaps the best part about preparing for an endurance event is carb-loading—the borderline … Continue reading How Carb Loading Can Help Men Prepare for Fitness Challenges
Tracking down a healthy way to sweeten up your coffee or baked goods can feel like mission impossible. You know that piling on tons of granulated sugar isn’t exactly an A+ idea for your health, but what about all those … Continue reading Agave Vs. Honey: Which Is Healthier, According To Nutritionists
Although barley may not be as popular as other whole grains like oats, wheat, or even grain-of-the-moment quinoa, the heath perks associated with barley shouldn’t be overlooked. What are the benefits of eating barley? A very high fiber content (both soluble and insoluble), … Continue reading Barley Benefits, Nutrition, Recipes and Side Effects
When you first embark on a low-carbohydrate diet, it feels like freaking EVERYTHING has carbs—leading to a lot of Regina George-level questions. (Don’t worry: Butter is not a carb.) Yes, it can be super confusing. But, in general, when building … Continue reading High Protein Low Carb Foods To Eat For Weight Loss
Surveys show that the consumption of sugary drinks has increased in the last several decades on a global scale, up approximately 40 percent from 1990 to 2016. When health authorities warn against consuming “sugary drinks,” they are usually referring to those … Continue reading Do Sugary Drinks Raise the Risk of Cancer?
There’s a lot of debate regarding the tenets of a healthy diet. Vegans believe forgoing animal products is best, while keto enthusiasts just want to eat all the fat. But there’s one food people of nearly every dietary preference aim … Continue reading What Happens When You Stop Eating All Sugar
Hard cider is basically the rosé of the fall—festive AF and crazy-delicious. But—sorry to be the bearer of bad news here—there is going to be a fair amount of sugar in each glass (or bottle…depending on your cider of choice), … Continue reading 13 Best Hard Ciders For Weight Loss – Low Cal Apple Cider Beer
Oh, to be a celebrity—fame, fortune, and the ability to have personal trainers and nutritionists on speed dial when you want to lose a few pounds. For mere mortals, however, weight loss isn’t quite so easy. (Actually, that’s generous—losing weight … Continue reading What Is Noom and Can the Diet Help You Lose Weight? Nutritionists Answer
• People often rely on soda and candy bars for a jolt of energy. • A new study says the idea of a “sugar rush” is a myth. • Researchers found that people who ate sugar actually felt more fatigued … Continue reading Why the ‘Sugar Rush’ is a Myth and Makes You Feel Worse: Study
Not everything is as it seems—getting bangs, becoming an adult, Oreos… As for that last one, despite being a chocolate cookie sandwich filled with cream, turns out there are no animal products used in the production of “milk’s favorite cookie.” … Continue reading Are Oreos Vegan? – Are All Oreos Cookies Dairy-Free
People on the keto diet are making sweets with erythritol, a sugar alcohol Erythritol is about 60 to 80 percent as sweet as regular sugar People with irritable bowel syndrome may want to limit their intake Sweets and the keto … Continue reading Erythritol Side Effects