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Diet

At this time of year, we’re inundated with supermarket shelves stuffed full of sweets and cakes and puddings, and television adverts for all manner of delicious sauces and pickles and biscuits. If you’re not a child, high on everybody’s Christmas best is the Christmas fare. And let’s face it, after toys then Christmas cake, chocolates, and puddings come a close...
Baking with Naturally Sweet Xylitol and Stevia Baking with Naturally Sweet Xylitol and Stevia
While pretty much everyone on the planet loves baking – whether they’re the baker, the scoffer or both – no-one loves the excess poundage and the potential for painful cavities that come with the amount of sugar in the average cake. These are just two of the reasons why people are looking for sugar substitutes to sweeten their sponges, cookies...
Which Countries Cook The Most? Which Countries Cook The Most?
Which countries cook the most, least: Do you feel like you have almost no time to cook, and need to grab takeout sushi or order a home-delivered pizza? If this feels like you, South Korea is a place of kindred spirits. It ranked at the bottom of a recent survey of 27,000 people from 22 countries around the world on how...
Bank Showing How Sugar Is Destroying The World Bank Showing How Sugar Is Destroying The World
A new study from Wall Street bank Credit Suisse exposes the “dietary impact of ‘sugar and sweeteners’ and their role in the ongoing health debate surrounding obesity and diabetes.” The Credit Suisse video — “Sugar: Sweet With a Bitter Aftertaste” — visualises the sorry state of sugar consumption. The harrowing effect of sugar consumption on American waistlines isn’t necessarily new news...
Some worrying statistics have come out of the UK which shows where the contribution to our sugar intake comes from. The statistics are particularly concerning for children. The situation has gotten so bad that several countries (France, Hungary & Mexico) have imposed taxes on sugary goods, particularly soft drinks. Use healthy sugar alternatives to reduce the impact on our lives...
Sugar Shock Sugar Shock
Reprinted from sweetleaf.com Talk about sugar shock!  We kept hearing about sugar in soda. So, out of curiosity, we did the math. A typical 8-ounce can of regular soda lists 40 grams of sugar. Assume two cans of soda a day, and you have: 40g x 2 cans/day = 80g x 31 days = 2,480 grams, or 2.48 kilos, or...
4 Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthy 4 Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthy
There have been plenty of studies showing coffee is good for you – and just as many showing its harmful effects. Dependent upon which research you read, you’ll find that coffee is bad for pregnant women yet reduces depression. It could be a help in the fight against Alzheimer’s, and is said to lessen the risk of Parkinson's disease. It...
In a health conscious world, we’re all trying to eat and drink better. We eat our ‘five-a-day’, drink plenty of water, and even benefit from the occasional healthy coffee. Often though, we’re not sure of how good - or bad- something really is for us. Here are three foodstuffs you may believe to be healthy, but might never want to...
Wisdom Natural Brands, the makers of SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener have announced a partnership with Phoenix-based (USA) Project Million to help educate schoolchildren about the importance of healthy eating. SweetLeaf provided Project Million founder Matthew Landen with SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™, which will be included in presentations to Paradise Valley students on how to replace sugar and artificial sweeteners in...
How your brain gets its energy to work Your brain is powered by mitochondrial furnaces, and just like any power supply these need energy to function. Just like any power system, the mitochondrial furnaces need constant feeding. This is supplied by the glucose in your bloodstream, and because the neurons in your brain can’t store glucose it’s necessary to have...
  If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll want to know how to keep the sweetness in your food while cutting out sugars that are the root cause of obesity, tooth decay, and coronary disease. Many dieters reach for artificial sweeteners, not realising that natural sweeteners like Stevia do the job far more effectively. Here’s something the artificial sweetener manufacturers...
The Key to a fitter you Our bodies need energy to function, and that includes when you’re sitting doing ‘nothing’. You still need to breathe, and keeping your body temperature at the right level also takes energy. How fast you burn this fat depends upon your personal metabolism (when you’re resting this is called the basal metabolic rate, or BMR...

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