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4 Natural Sweeteners That Are Actually Healthy

Posted February 17, 2014

There are quite a few sweeteners that are perfectly safe to eat. They are low in calories, low in fructose and taste very sweet. Here are 4 natural sweeteners that are actually healthy.

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Sweetened Drinks Linked To Depression, Coffee Tied To Lower Risk

Posted January 9, 2013

New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study was released and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.

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New and Revised Standards for Omega-3s, Natural Sweeteners and Others Proposed

Posted January 4, 2013

To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold in the United States and worldwide, standards for omega 3-rich krill oil and natural, low-calorie stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). FCC is an internationally recognized compendium of food ingredient quality standards published by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).

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Is Stevia Really Better than Other Sweeteners?

Posted January 4, 2013

Imagine walking out into your garden and picking a sweetener to add to your coffee or tea. A quarter to a half of a leaf is all you would need to sweeten your entire drink if the leaf was from a stevia plant. Stevia rebaudiana, also known as sweetleaf, is being sold in many forms as a natural sweetener — an alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.

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A 21-day Daniel fast with or without krill oil supplementation improves anthropometric parameters and the cardiometabolic profile in men and women

Posted September 20, 2012

The Daniel Fast is a vegan diet that prohibits the consumption of animal products, refined foods, white flour, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, flavorings, caffeine, and alcohol. Following this dietary plan for 21 days has been demonstrated

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Three natural zero-calorie sugar substitutes replace Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners

Posted September 7, 2012

With health fears over reports resulting from consuming artificial sweeteners, most people looking for a zero calorie sugar substitute have been left wanting — until now. It’s not that safe, natural, low-calorie sugar substitutes were unavailable, just that the public doesn’t know much about them. There are actually several delicious natural sugar substitutes that can take the place of any artificial sweetener — even in baking — and one surprise that makes them all taste even better. And the best part is most have no worrisome side effects.

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Healthy Natural Sweeteners

Posted July 16, 2012

Good News! The FDA has finally approved Stevia for use as a sugar substitute. After over a decade of economic special interests seeming to block the way (i.e., Nutrasweet), the FDA has finally approved the healthy herb Stevia as a natural sweetener to add to foods and sodas.

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Systemic enzymes work as anti-inflammatory agents

Posted April 30, 2012

Inflammation can be uncomfortable on a scale that ranges from minor nuisance to major pain; however, it is an important part of the body as it is the natural reaction of the immune system, the body’s way of defending against irritations that occur. These irritations are caused by injuries, foreign substances, and other unnatural elements within the body. To ward off the pain of inflammation, anti-inflammatory medication is prescribed by doctors all over the world, but the best natural anti-inflammatory agents are systemic enzymes (also known as metabolic enzymes).

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