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The Deadly Truth About Sugar

The Deadly Truth About Sugar

Ever heard someone say: “Buy Agave Nectar over honey because it’s much healthier! It’s a natural sweetener.” I so bought into this claim, but the truth of the matter is that it couldn’t be further from the truth.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Golly…I wish wish wish it were true. But it isn’t. There is just way too much conflicting information going around about the effects of sugar and how good or how bad it is for our bodies (mainly bad, by the way. Again, sorry).

Here are a list of 7 things that are extrememly important (and true!) to know about sugar.

1. By nature, sugar is duplicitous. When talking about “sugar” we are primarily referring to table sugar… you know, the stuff that is typically derived from sugarcane or beets. It’s also commonly called sucrose, which is made up of about 50% glucose and 50% fructose. It is REALLY important to know the difference bewteen ...

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Sugar on Your Brain

Sugar on Your Brain

I have a sugar problem. There. I said it.  I crave it like mad and have never met a HoHo, Ding-Dong ...

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Friday Fixin’s: Fruit Infused Water

 

Friday Fixin’s: Fruit Infused Water

Have you ever met someone in her 50s and thought to yourself, “Wow, she has fantastic skin! Why no ...

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Turmeric During Radiation Treatment

Turmeric During Radiation Treatment

Turmeric is a spice grown in India and other tropical regions of Asia. It is commonly used to flavor everything from ...

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Produce With The Most (And Least) Pesticides

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released its 2015 update to the annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This is fantastic because it ...

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Friday’s Fixin’s: Ruby Detox Salad

Ruby Detox Salad with Tamari Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Welcome back to Friday’s Fixin’s.  A friend gave me a little grief last week because I haven’t ...

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Colorful Eating Food Chart | The Silver Pen

Colorful Eating to Decrease Risk of Cancer

Earlier this week, I participated in the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Twitter Chat about eating during and after cancer treatment.  It was a super engaging ...

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Alcohol Consumption During the Holidays | The Silver Pen

Alcohol Use During the Holiday Season

Recently I came across a fabulous article about alcohol use during the holiday season.  It was pretty perfect timing, I have to say.  As we ...

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Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving | The Silver Pen

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Dinner parties have a tendency to give me the heebie-jeebies, no matter how few people we have or how many. Now the Silver Lining of ...

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Anti-Cancer Foods | The Silver Pen

Anti-Cancer Foods

Anti-Cancer Foods

I wish I wish I wish that there were some type of food or ingredient that could wholly (holy?) protect the human body ...

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Halloween Candy | The Silver Pen

Healthy Alternative to Halloween Candy

The biggest Silver Lining of the week was being introduced to Foodbabe.com.  Holy moly do I ever have a hugmongous girl crush! Before our ...

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