Stevia: Friend or Foe?

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Given the massive consumption of sugar around the world, and the now-not-debatable link with obesity, diabetes, renal failure of metabolic syndrome, and probably cancer, we still search for the Holy Grail of sweeteners: is there some sweet treat that doesn’t cause inflammation and weight gain like cane or corn sugar? Or that creates that delight without being so high calorie while providing no nutritional value? Is stevia the answer? Heck, we’ve even assumed man’s best friend needs sweet treats and begun imposing feeding them “low calorie” “diet” grain-based (that say “no empty calories”) pet foods sweetened with stevia. A type of plant native to Central and South America, Stevia … Continue reading

Coconut Milk Nutrition

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Wondering about the great nutrients in a cup of coconut milk? Do we need to dispel false data that says coconut is anything but amazing? Here’s the list and why I use it in everything from Coconut Milk Kefir to Coconut Milk Yogurt to Coconut Curry Seafood Stew. Oh, almost forgot, Chocolate “Moose” cakes. You really have to try these. Yum. There is a world of good in a beautiful coconut… 240 mg of coconut milk (one cup serving) contains: Calcium Approximately 40 mg of absorbable calcium (perhaps more important than the amount of calcium in a product is whether … Continue reading

A Healthy Happy Holiday Menu

About this time of year we hear an awful lot about “the holiday 10,” the anticipated weight gain from all the festivities. Well, who says that has to happen? Of course… “you just gotta live…” Guess what? I believe in indulgence. And indulgent food can still be good for you, can still work within those goals for keeping slim and fit, and doesn’t have to cause the sugar rush and energy crunch of most holiday fare. For you, I’ve created a collection of wheat-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free recipes. Our menu follows and please let me know if you have healthy … Continue reading

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