How Much Sugar Does Your Body Need?
There are just two kinds of food. NUTRITIOUS food and EMPTY food. The simple story this: Nutritious Food has vitamins and minerals directly from nature. Real food gives you a long healthy life. Empty Food is high in sugar. It gives you FAST energy, but soon makes you more tired.
What's your metabolic lifestyle? This is a choice we make every day between Fast or Slow energy. Our brain and all our body cells need a bit of sugar to function properly. The brain requires about 130g of glucose per ...
Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!
By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the tree is sustainable or earth-friendly. How is Xylitol produced? How does it affect the body? You deserve to know the truth to make an informed choice. ...
Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!
BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled.
Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases.
What Favorite Foods Convert to SUGAR in Your Blood?
Shall we do some MYTH BUSTING? We all know sugar is BAD. And whole foods are GOOD. Yep, we've got that. But WHY do many people eat a whole food diet but still end up with high cholesterol and heart disease? Maybe it's not exactly BAD foods vs. GOOD foods. What about HIGH-CARB WHOLE FOODS that CONVERT immediately to sugar in the body? AHA!! These foods may not TASTE sweet, but they CAUSE DISEASE because they IMMEDIATELY become SUGAR:
Maple Syrup LOADED with SUGAR! The devil is in the details.
We LOVE to drizzle gobs of maple syrup on Paleo Pancakes! Because it's pure sap from maple trees - Right? Uh Oh! Sorry, the answer is NO! But maple syrup is unprocessed - Right? The answer is again NO! Maple syrup low in sugar - Right? NO NO NO! Maple won't acidify my body pH like sugar. SORRY, IT ACIDIFIES THE SAME AS SUGAR! As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha! Here goes!
Here's the ELEPHANT in the Room!
As we generously smother our ...
5 Top Healthy Sweeteners
Top ratings go to 1) Raw Honey, 2) PureLo by Swanson, 3) Swerve Sweetener, 4) Lakanto, and 5) Raw Stevia leaves, the only healthy sweeteners I can find. My criterion are purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a world epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disorder, we need sweeteners that stop the sugar cycle in it's tracks. Sadly, grocery stores do not carry healthy sweeteners, so we buy them online. We don't really need sweeteners, but some of us got used to a ...
Just Like Sugar Sweetener – Temporarily Out of Stock
Hello friends. Many of you are having trouble getting your orders of Just Like Sugar Tabletop Chicory Root Sweetener. I wanted to let you know that the company is temporarily out of stock, and will be back in production soon. I met the owner, Mike Sylver, when I went to visit his factory. I had to check it out, as I was in disbelief that it was even remotely possible to find a healthy sweetener in the USA. I am highly allergic to glucose-fructose sweeteners. I was pleasantly surprised that I ...
2 Reasons Why Sugars Make You Fat
Our body has the amazing ability to turn what we eat into energy. We can use it right away, or store it for the future! By Guest Writer . What doesn't get used as energy get stored, typically as fat. , nutrition coach, personal trainerHealthy Solution: Use non-glycemic natural sweeteners! Sugar has a profound impact on your diet and waistline, ...
325 Sweeteners, Which is Best?
By Jane Barthelemy.
I’m passionate about natural sweeteners, and I hope you are too. This is an exhaustive list of 325 sweeteners available in the USA, by yours truly.
Gleaned from nutrition labels and supermarket shelves, it’s the most complete list ...
The Skinny on Obesity – Video Series
By Jane Barthelemy.
The data is in. Sugar causes fat deposits and obesity. Sugar causes diabetes. It's that simple.
Here's an amazing new video series from the U of C showing clear scientific evidence that obesity, diabetes, and many diseases are caused by sugar and ...