Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Natural Sweetener: Monk Fruit

Monk fruit is small dark green melon, which contains a very sweet compound called mogroside, which is now being used as a sweetener. In its purest form, it is 300 times sweeter than sugar. Mogroside is now being converted into a natural zero calorie sweetener, and it is in a number of foods and beverages. […]

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Carbonated Beverages Linked to Depression

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, new research on soft drinks and coffee and the risk of depression were presented. A recent study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that people consuming over 4 cans of soda per day had a 30% higher risk of developing depression […]

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Fructose vs. Glucose and the Effect on Appetite

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) just published a study which compared the effects of fructose vs glucose on the brain in order to determine if there was an association between fructose consumption and weight gain. Fructose is found in fruit and it is also found in some processed foods, especially as high […]

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CoQ10

What is CoQ10? CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is a co-enzyme that is fat soluble, similar to a vitamin, and found in every cell of the body.  Coenzymes are agents that help enzymes in the body digest food and perform body processes.  CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. It is also used for cell growth and as a […]

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