Monthly Archives: March 2014

Agavins: The Newest Sugar Substitute

There are many sugar substitute on the market, such as Splenda, Equal, and Sweet N Low.  People use sugar substitutes instead of sugar to assist in weight loss and to help control blood sugar levels.  Currently, agavin, which is a new sugar substitiute from the agave plant, is now being studied.  Agavins should not be […]

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Another Reason To Avoid Sugar

Americans consume far too many processed and packaged foods and eat a diet very high in added sugars. These added sugars put us at risk for obesity and diabetes, and now research shows that it may increase your risk of death from cardiovascular disease. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who […]

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Fast Food…The Fast Track to Poor Health

Fast food is extremely prevalent in the United States. It is synonymous with the American lifestyle, undeniably as American as apple pie. By definition, fast food is food that can be prepared and served very quickly.  Usually, the food is pre-cooked, re-heated and served in a packaged form to take-out.  Even though most people know […]

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High Protein Diets – More Harm Than Good?

It seems like a new weight loss diet is on the market every day.  A lot of research has shown success from diets that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates; further, these diets have been linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. However, two new recent studies in Cell Metabolism suggest there is […]

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Evening Exercise Will Not Affect Slumber

People who exercise regularly plan the timing of their workouts based on their work schedule, kids, social engagments, level of exhaustion etc. Time of day has frequently played a factor in creating an exercise regimen; people try to squeeze workouts in during lunch, before work, and after work, depending on a host of issues in […]

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