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The Surprising Uses & Benefits of Xylitol

The Surprising Uses & Benefits of Xylitol

You’ve probably heard about xylitol. After all, it seems the low-cal sugar substitute is popping up everywhere these days. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, or polyalcohol, that’s made from the bark of birch trees or from a plant fiber called xylan. It’s s ...
Is Drinking Soda Really Bad for You?

Is Drinking Soda Really Bad for You?

As winter melts into spring and the weather warms up, millions of Americans will quench their thirst with a sugary soda at least once a day. But the temporary quick satisfaction of too many sweet drinks may mask health threats that will come back to ...
Latte Lovers: This Sugar-Free Syrup is for You

Latte Lovers: This Sugar-Free Syrup is for You

This time of year, hot beverages win for comfort. There’s the delicious, essential first cup of coffee or tea in the morning, doctored up with sweetener and cream. Then at the office, there’s the cuppa-to-keep-you-going, with more sugar a ...
5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

If I said that I checked every ingredient list to make sure what I was eating was “clean” all of the time, I’d be lying. When I’m hungry or in a hurry, sometimes I’ll grab a protein bar and tear into it without even glancing at the label. But I may p ...
Surprising Ways Sugar Squelches Your Libido

Surprising Ways Sugar Squelches Your Libido

At the end of the day, the last thing you want to do is have sex. You are fried—and want nothing more than to snack on comfort food while binge watching your favorite show. From the morning’s get-the-kids out-to-school marathon to work, errands, dinn ...