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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners
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So what’s the big deal about artificial sweeteners? Could a sprinkle of this and a dash of that really be that dangerous? In a word— yes. First, switching from sugar to an artificial sweetener doesn’t diminish your intake of sweets. This is a common misconception because it takes less of most artificial sweeteners to get the same sweet flavor you’d get from using sugar. A number of studies have shown …Read More

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash
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This oh-so-yummy squash is more than your just average side dish veggie! The cooked squash flesh shreds into threads like spaghetti— hence the name. The strands make a good alternative to pasta, potatoes, or rice and can be served with some sort of a sauce. Spaghetti squash is available year-round, but the peak season is in the fall. Like any winter squash, it’s quite hard and cutting it raw can …Read More

Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon
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More than just a flavor boost that warms your taste buds, this spice carries multiple health benefits! Here are some of our favorites: 1. Just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. 2. It helps keep blood sugar levels in check and increases the amount of insulin your body produces. 3. The spice has antifungal properties, helping your body fight off candida overgrowth. 4. Cinnamon …Read More