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Exploring Sugar Subsitutes

A 12 oz. can of non-diet cola may contain up to 10 teaspoons of added sugar. If you opt for the 20 oz. bottle, you may consume up to 17 teaspoons of added sugar. 265 more words

Back To School

Coconuts - The 'Tree of Life' from the Indo-Pacific

July 2015

As a child, coconuts were an ingredient in sweets and baking, or a thing of the fairground coconut shy and bird feeders. In my youth, oil was a holiday essential for hair and skin. 351 more words

Through The Window

A Day in the Life: My favorite daily coffee and delicious dry rub ribs

Before I was a stay at home mother, I was a student. I think back on those days, stressful yes, but quiet. My home was a place of peace and with just Nick and I, it felt so big. 924 more words


This Is How "Sugarless" Sweeteners Trick Your Tongue

Take a sip of licorice tea and you’ll notice a strange lingering sweetness, as if someone secretly added sugar to your cup. This is due to glycyrrhizin, a sweetener which was used well before stevia entered the commercial market, but which works a similar way.

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How Bad are Artificial Sweeteners?

While reading about “8 Simple Ways To Eat Less Sugar”(http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7686862) by Kate Bratskeir on The Huffington Post I found a link to a Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine study, which suggests that artificial sweeteners could contribute to weight gain as a result of overcompensation from a person’s body not receiving the reward it believes will come from a fake sugar response. 63 more words