Health and nutrition experts spend a lot of time warning about the dangers associated with too much sugar – weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
However, a wariness surrounding the consumption of too much sugar is not a new development.
As early as the eighteen hundreds, François Magendie wrote in his book Précis élementaire de […]
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatilearoma compounds that are derived from plants. Simply, what this means is that an essential oil is just that – oil distilled from the leaves, peels, roots, bark, flowers, seeds or wood of a plant.
Essential oils have been recorded as being used for thousands of […]
When you pop open a can of soda, or rip into pretty much any candy bar, that’s fructose. Fructose is in the majority of added sugar that we come into contact with on a regular basis.
Now, most regular sweeteners are a blend of two different varieties of sugars: glucose and fructose. Of […]
Cholesterol is a fat-based substance found in the blood that is naturally produced in the body by the liver. Cholesterol can be found in both plant and animal foods. It is classified into two different types: High-density Lipoprotein (HDL) – commonly known as good cholesterol and Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) – commonly known as bad cholesterol.
– LDL cholesterol […]
Honey: this golden, gooey substance has been harvested by humans for ages because of its sweetness.
As the only food manufactured by insects, honey is usually given automatic status as a healthy food – but is it, really?
Exploring its origins, advantages, dietary risks, and how it chalks up in comparison to sugar will […]
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when you walk into the sugar aisle. It seems new sweeteners come on the market every day, and they’re always advertised as being healthier than the sugar we all grew up with.
What’s so wrong with old-fashioned sugar? Nothing, if you use it in moderation. But many people these days don’t. […]
Stevia extract is one of the most sought-after sugar substitutes available on the market, but unlike the typical artificial sweeteners, it appears to favor both your health and your girth.
This plant’s leaf owes its sweetness to two main compounds: Rebaudioside A and stevioside, which are about 300 times sweeter than sugar. Rebaudioside A and stevioside are not […]
The benefits of dark chocolate to health are many. If cocoa is consumed in its purest form, dark chocolate, it can have many positive benefits to health, mind, and body. These benefits include enhanced mood enhancement, brain function, increased blood flow, lower blood pressure, and heart disease prevention.
Chocolate, cocoa, or cacao is derived from the […]
Coffee is one of the highest consumed beverages around the world, but is it healthy for people to consume. Here are eight reasons why coffee is possibly one of the healthiest drinks in the world for people to consume.
In each of these studies or trials a cup of coffee equals about eight ounces and is described as plain black coffee or coffee with a little bit of […]