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Sugar Swaps

Health Care Professionals By November 14, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Trying to shake off the sugar in your diet but wondering how you’re going to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here’s the truth about sugar alternatives:

Artificial Sweeteners (Splenda, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal)
Many people turn to sugar substitutes as a calorie-free way to add a taste of sweetness. The possible benefits of artificial sweeteners include weight management and blood sugar control. However, they are synthetic sugar substitutes, so be cautious not to consume too much! Animal studies have linked artificial sweeteners with increased risk of certain types of cancer and some health effects have been noted in humans. Another caveat- the taste of sugar stimulates appetite, but artificial sweeteners do not stimulate the brain in the same way that sugar does, so these substitutes can cause cravings and lead to overeating. read more

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Food & Health News Roundup

Around the Table By June 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Here are some of the top stories in recent news regarding healthy eating and nutrition. Send us a tweet to @shopwell or comment on our Facebook page with your thoughts or questions. Comments are always appreciated!


Kids Who Cook Are Hungrier for Healthy Food Choices – Science Daily

"Science Daily reports that a study from the University of Alberta “suggests the best way to get your child to eat healthier foods — and actually enjoy them — is to have them help with meal preparation.”  Read more…

Not All Calories Equal, Study Shows – WSJ 

"A diet based on healthy carbohydrates—rather than a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet—offers the best chance of keeping weight off without bringing unwanted side effects, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests."  Read more…  read more

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