21 Sep

Hey Sugar!  No, I’m not calling you sugar… I’m talking about the “sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink.” Now that we know what we’re talking about, let’s look at the effects sugar has on our body…

08 Aug

Artificial Sweeteners have been around for decades and often touted as a “healthy” substitute for sugar. Most individuals choose a non-caloric artificial sweetener over sugar to lose weight. Sugar spikes your insulin levels, which can lead to weight gain and/or metabolic syndrome if over consumed. The American Cancer Society found that users gained more weight after using…

27 Apr

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?  You stole the cookie from the cookie jar.  Who, me?  Yes, you!  Couldn’t be!  Then who?  This popular children’s song brings up a great point – over 80% of people surveyed find themselves reaching for sweets and not even realizing it.  Too much sugar can lead to…