Keeping sugar cravings and consumptions in check is essential to live hale and hearty. It’s an ingredient that kills your metabolism in the long run and provides you the calories without any beneficial nutrients. Sugar increases the harmful fats in blood and consuming a lot of sugar is linked with obesity, diabetes and even cardiac ailments.
Aspartame is present in many diet drinks, and acts as a sugar substitute to give your beverage the sweetness you need without the calories. But there is another safe and healthy alternative to make your drink taste as sweet as you’d like, without the unhealthy effects of aspartame.
As a child, I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to try the coveted fizzy drink known as soda. And when I was finally given a taste of the sugary liquid, I gagged. Soda was not what I thought it was going to be and studies are proving that it is definitely not what its manufacturers and advertisers make it out to be.
With all of the published studies out there, it can be confusing as to how I came to this conclusion. After all, the Wrigley Science Institute claims that chewing gum can relieve stress, while a UT Southwestern oral surgeon claims that constant chewing can lead to TMJ and muscle spasms and pain.
We’ve heard a lot about high-fructose corn syrup, and almost universally, health-conscious individuals (and even ordinary citizens) know the stuff is bad for us. But what about fructose? Fructose is just as bad as the much-maligned high fructose corn syrup that is nothing but a combination of fructose and glucose.
As Americans become more calorie-conscious, the search for alternative sweetness intensifies. Recently, Skrewtips reported on the limbo status of the sweetener rebiana. Rebiana is derived from stevia, a plant with a naturally occurring sweetness — it’s the foundation of the Coca Cola Company’s new sweetener, Truvia.
Honey has been used not only as a sweetener, but for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient Rome, Egypt, China, and Greece. Dating back to 2100 BC, honey has been mentioned in the ancient writings of Indian texts and possibly even further back than that.
Stevia is a popular and widely used herb throughout South America, Central America, and China. Studies of its use have shown that the herb has antifungal properties, can help to lower blood pressure and blood sugar, and can be used as a calorie-free sweetener for diabetics and healthy individuals alike.
A rich raw treat can satisfy your cravings, without filling your body with toxic waste. If you’re transitioning into a detox or have completed a detox, I suggest learning a bit about making raw desserts. Many of them are made with sprouted grains and nuts, which provide enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Have you ever used the sugar replacements: NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful? If so, then you’ve consumed aspartame. At least one person out of 7 in the world today consumes aspartame that is also used in countless number of food products and drinks, and even in some health supplements and pharmaceutical products.