Alternatives to Sugary Foods/Drinks

Finding Alternates to Sugary Foods/Drinks: If you’re addicted to sugar or carbs and want to reduce/eliminate them but don’t know how, here are some alternatives to some of them: Soda pop:  One can of regular soda pop has at least 10 teaspoons of sugar in it.  Many of you drink more than one can per […]

Sugar is Everywhere! What Do I Do?

Eliminating Added Sugar Sugar is hidden in many foods that we consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, and ice cream. In fact, one can of soda has over 10 teaspoons of sugar in it!  It also lurks in almost all processed foods, including breads, meats, and even your favorite condiments […]

What is the Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a system that ranks foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood sugar levels.  Some foods make your blood sugar rise very quickly because carbohydrates like refined sugars and bread are easier for your body to change into glucose.  Carbohydrates like vegetables and whole […]