Sweetener

The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…dressings. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat maple syrup? You May Also Be Interested In * The Not So Sweet Truth about Artificial Sweeteners * A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast: Overnight Oatmeal

Read More

Eating Healthier By Avoiding These 10 Foods

…* White flour. It spikes your blood sugar. When eating healthier, opt for whole wheat. * Sugar. Again, it spikes your blood sugar. If you want to sweeten your coffee or tea, opt for ribose or Stevia instead. * Veal. It’s one of the most inflammatory foods you can eat, and inflammation is at the root…

Read More

The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

…counterproductive to a diabetic diet. If you must sweeten your food, my recommendation is to use the nutritional supplement stevia which is available in health food stores, or a small amount of honey or maple syrup. Now it’s your turn: Have you found that artificial sweeteners increase your appetite? You May Also…

Read More

How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…mineral for your health. While I’m on the subject, also watch out for sweetened trendy teas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. One popular brand of vitamin-infused water has more sugar per bottle than a doughnut! * If you need to sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches…

Read More

Cooking Healthy: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…your local farmers who don't use chemicals (or use far less of them) whenever possible. 4. “Natural” Sugar Substitutes and Artificial Sweeteners: Many sweeteners are touted as healthier because they’re natural, but don’t buy into the hype. Whether it’s raw sugar, agave, or molasses, if it contains…

Read More

The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…if you need to take medications you want to supplement accordingly. 3. Alcohol. Overindulgence ages the body. 4. High-fructose corn syrup. This sweetener is added to thousands of processed food items and is particularly prominent in soft drinks. It promotes inflammation, obesity, and liver dysfunction…

Read More

Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…are literally liquid candy. While I’m on the subject, watch out for sweet teas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. 4. Use natural sweeteners. If you need to sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples…

Read More

5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…drinks enjoyed while lounging in the backyard or at a family picnic. Yet, sugar-laden drinks can lead to inflammation. Instead, opt for mineral water sweetened with fresh lemon or orange slices. Or, try my personal favorite, club soda with D-ribose and puréed raspberries. Now it’s your turn: What’s on…

Read More

Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…blood, and causes adrenal stress. The real danger for fast foodies? The sodas and other ridiculous supersized drinks that pack 40 teaspoons of sweeteners! Unfortunately, neither a fistful of good supplements nor any a drug can totally cancel out a bad diet and overeating. And how can one dose offset…

Read More

The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…it’s healthy. Listed among the ingredients of many so-called healthy low calorie foods is sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or other unneeded sweeteners. That's especially true if the product is low-fat since many manufacturers unwittingly replace sugar for fat. The body responds by storing the excess…

Read More

A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…, spritzers from juices and mineral water, and herbal teas. All of these are good choices for a heart healthy diet. If you must have something to sweeten your cereal, coffee, or tea choose ribose or Stevia instead, or add a quarter teaspoon of honey. Now it’s your turn: Have you found that high fructose…

Read More

Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…few times a week is perfectly okay. Now it’s your turn: How did you do? Were there any surprises in this quiz? You May Also Be Interested In * Sweeteners and Your Heart * Why I’m Bullish on Buffalo Meat

Read More

8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…Atlantic halibut, or wild Alaskan salmon). Plus, I eat range-fed organic meats and poultry no more than once a week. 2. Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners, since sugar will age you faster, and put you at a greater risk for developing heart disease than cholesterol. 3. Sleep 5–7 hours per night, grounded…

Read More