Studies have shown that excessive sugar puts people at risk of type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular problem, premature death, some cancers, and more. When it comes to losing weight, consuming foods and drinks that are high in sugar can also sabotage your efforts as foods and drinks that are high in sugar are… Continue reading High Sugar Foods Increase Risk of Kidney Stones
Lately it seems there's frequent news about the risks associated with sugar substitutes. This has pushed many people to reason that the best way to avoid any undesirable risks- like stroke, heart attack (erythritol), or potential genotoxicity (surcraose) is to turn to natural sugar. While this is one option, it can't be overlooked that too… Continue reading 12 Ways to Cut Back on Sugar
Sugar substitutes are popular and commonly found in many foods and drinks we consume. They provide the taste of sugar without the sugar- and fewer calories. Some have no calories at all. But it's not all good news. Some people may experience side effects from consuming sugar substitutes- ranging from headaches and digestive upset- to… Continue reading Sugar Substitute Erythritol Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke
There are a variety of sugar substitutes widely used in products today. They range from natural sweeteners to those that are artificial (although may be derived from natural components). While sugar substitutes may provide a way to enjoy sweet items with fewer calories, some people do experience negative side-effects from consuming the ingredients. Symptoms can… Continue reading Aspartame, other artificial sweeteners linked to heart issues
In an effort to appeal to the health-conscious consumer, food companies often use artificial sugars or sugar substitutes to sweeten their products. Many of the sweeteners provide flavor with hardly any (if any at all) caloric addition to the food, making them a great way to cut calories. But, critics of sugar substitutes say that… Continue reading Sugar Substitutes- Do They Cause Health Concerns?