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Once and for all~WHY are sugar substitutes bad for you?

Moira Riccio

And, what is the best form of sugar substitute anyway?
Here's the lineup of common sugar substitutes:  honey, pure maple syrup, agave, stevia, and/or fresh fruits.

How They Work
Artificial sweeteners may weaken the body’s ability to identify the delivery of calories into the stomach. When you consume glucose, found in foods and drinks (such as regular soda pop), your taste buds send a message to the brain that says sugar is on its way down to the stomach. Your brain then prepares your stomach to take in the sugar, while your metabolism prepares the body for the incoming calories. When the sugar is replaced by a no-calorie, artificial sweetener, and the calories never reach the stomach, the body is left in a state of confusion. Over time, your body loses the ability to gauge caloric intake, which leads to a tendency to consume more food than needed and thereby gain more weight. 

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Ten Slimming Foods

Moira Riccio

Right on time for the Holidays~from Womens Health magazine…with a little bit of help from Mo;)
 

Apples 
An apple a day may keep the fat pants away, too. This portable fruit is the perfect snack, with a high water content and both kinds of weight-busting fiber: soluble, which helps prevent blood sugar spikes that lead to cravings, and insoluble, which helps fill you up.  Tip:  Buy organic!!

Eggs                                                         They're a great source of protein, which may be key to keeping you full. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when people ate two eggs for breakfast, they took in more than 400 fewer calories over the next 24 hours than when they ate bagels.  It will help you feel full longer.  Tip:  Try Egglands Best eggs.

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What's in Your Water may Impact Your Overall Wellness

Moira Riccio

What type of water do you drink:  Tap?  Purified?  Bottled?  Mineral?  Spring?  SMART Water?

As it turns out, it does make a difference what type of water you drink, especially when you are exercising.  Certain types of water (with minerals) are more readily absorbed into your body, and help to balance between acidic and alkaline foods.

You know how you drink some water and you feel really full?  Well, sometimes that particular type of water could be lacking in minerals which our bodies truly need -- especially in this age of busy schedules and eating on-the-run.   'Bottom line, when you eat alot of processed foods, they may throw off your pH Balance, and you will most likely feel sluggish and lethargic, perhaps the next day.  "Healthy" water, which may contain electrolytes, potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride & magnesium chloride will help balance out all those acidic foods and make you happier & smarter.;)

Check out your bottle today!
Cheers,
Moira