Health, Nutrition

โ€˜healthy foodsโ€™ that arenโ€™t so healthy

Cereals offer very little protein and essential good quality fats, both of which we need to kick-start the day and feel satisfied.

Cereals offer very little protein and essential good quality fats, both of which we need to kick-start the day and feel satisfied. Image via Favim

Contributed by Libby Nathan

1. Agave nectar

Agave is touted as a healthy, low GI alternative to sugar and has tricked many into thinking they are making a healthy, guilt-free choice. But, it is actually very high in fructose, not too dissimilar to high fructose corn syrup (yuck). Excess fructose is converted to glucose which can then be stored as fat.

Alternatives: Get your sweetness from a little fruit (fresh or dried) or stevia. Use spices to add a little sweetness โ€“Cinnamon tastes sweet and actually helps balance blood sugar levels! Vanilla bean powder is great too.

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Health, Nutrition

what sugar really does to the body

Image via Favim.com

Image via Favim.com

Contributed by Kate Troup

Whatโ€™s better for you โ€“ a can of Coke or a glass of apple juice? Did you answer apple juice? Then youโ€™d better read on.

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