Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe?

Many people turn to artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar. It seems like a no-brainer – sweet taste without the calories and without the harmful effects of glucose or fructose. The problem is that most artificial sweeteners have other downsides. They can only serve to exacerbate sugar cravings, and in the research don’t necessarily…

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Cashew Cream (recipe)

I remember growing up as a kid and having Cool Whip at a 4th of July event at a friend’s house. I thought it tasted delicious – so sweet and cold. I thought it sort of tasted like ice cream. Little did I know at that point, what was in Cool Whip. Cool Whip is…

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Juneberry Jam

Berry season is here in the midwest, and it won’t last very long! I love to savor the fresh berries while they last, but also like to preserve as many berries as I can by freezing so I can eat wonderful ripe local berries in the winter. I hadn’t made jam in a really long…

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5 Healthy Beverages to Help You Ditch the Sugary Drinks

Research continues to show us that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages puts us at higher risk for a number of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. These sweet drinks include not only soda, but also sports drinks, chai lattes, and sweetened coffee drinks that are often loaded with added sugar. Instead try these…

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