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Alcohol Increases Liver Fat Just as Much as Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Posted 02 July 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition, Stevia | No Comments

Sugar-sweetened beverages — including soda and energy drinks — may increase liver fat content to the same extent as alcohol in middle-aged men and women. This is according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition.1 Study Examines Impact of Sugar and Alcohol on Liver Research has previously reported associations between the excess intake of alcohol […]


Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Posted 25 May 2012 | By | Categories: cake, Stevia | 4 Comments

Healthy frosting can be a bit of a feat to pull off. Most frosting recipes use a large amount of powdered sugar, up to one pound! Since healthy sweeteners like coconut palm sugar and xylitol are quite expensive, I would never ask anyone to replicate a traditional powdered sugar frosting with these ingredients. Instead, I […]


Can Stevia Hurt Insulin Sensitivity and Lead to Weight Gain?

Posted 16 June 2011 | By | Categories: Stevia | 8 Comments

One staple in natural, sugar-free baking is stevia, a South American herb used as an alternative to refined sugar. Since stevia extract is free from carbohydrates, it does not raise blood sugar levels (or calories, unless fillers are added, like dextrose or maltodextrin). Stevia does, however, raise insulin levels according to some research, which can […]


All Natural Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe: Gluten and Grain Free and Sugar Free

Posted 22 February 2011 | By | Categories: coconut flour, paleolithic, recipe, Stevia, sugar alcohols, sugar free | 7 Comments

This post is participating in The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter Thursday. This cinnamon raisin bread recipe brings back memories. It’s full of flavor, packed with nutrition and won’t send your blood sugar sky high after eating it, like most commercial cinnamon raisin breads. Enjoy at breakfast for it’s high protein content, or place a small […]

My Preferred Sweeteners

My Preferred Sweeteners

Posted 04 March 2010 | By | Categories: alternative sweeteners, coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, erythritol, fiber, glycemic index, PureVia, Stevia, Xylitol | 2 Comments

OK, I said I would post the next day, but man was I wrong. Life has a pretty sneaky way of making things a bit hectic, but I was able to handle it with ease (thanks to meditation, yoga and deep breathing!). I went to a Macbeth audition (what, you didn’t know I liked to […]

I Choose Natural Sweeteners

I Choose Natural Sweeteners

Posted 26 February 2010 | By | Categories: artificial sweeteners, aspartame, Equal, NutraSweet, Stevia, sucralose, sugar alcohols, SweetN' Low, Xylitol | 2 Comments

Woo hoo! My order of xylitol, Psyllium Husks, organic Coconut Oil and aluminum free baking soda arrived today! I’m so excited because I thought it wouldn’t arrive here late in the evening. I already have a grain-free, sugar free and gluten free Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake (recipe courtesy of Lauren at Healthy Indulgences) in the […]

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