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The Benefits of Juicing

JuicingIf you follow any of the current health trends, chances are you’ve heard about juicing. So what IS all the fuss about?For starters, juicing can be a great way to get in those recommended five fruits and vegetables a day. According to the CDC, only one-third of adults eat at least two fruits and vegetables a day, and only a quarter eat three or more a day. Enter, juicing. Juicing is an...

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Health Benefits of Vanilla

Vanilla: The most expensive spice behind saffron, and believed to be the most delicious spice in the world (a study found it even beats chocolate!) It’s a very well-known spice as it’s found in everything from chocolate chip cookies to scented candles. But less known are the health benefits of vanilla! Vanilla extract, the delicious ingredient that flavors the best desserts, comes from the vanilla bean, or pod. This pod grows from...

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The Health Benefits of Ginger

We all know what ginger is and how delicious it tastes, but what about the health benefits of ginger? Not only does it pack a delicious punch with its spicy taste, it also packs a health punch with its many benefits to the body! These benefits can help with everything from everyday ailments to more serious health issues. Ginger has been around for ages and originates from Southeast Asia, but its use...

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5 Ways to Remove Sugar from Your Thanksgiving Dinner

By now, you all know the dangers of a sugar heavy diet. But the holidays are right around the corner and it’s going to take some extra vigilance to stay sugar free. We’ve got a few ideas on how to remove sugar from your Thanksgiving and holiday dinners. The Marshmallow Conspiracy Here’s the truth: marshmallows and sweet potato casserole might be your great-great aunt Margaret’s recipe, but she didn’t come up with...

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The Best Foods to Use as Natural Sweeteners

Using naturally sweet foods instead of sugar to sweeten is a culinary trick with a long and honored past. Sugar was rationed during the Second World War, because transporting it across oceans was so dangerous. But, the people must have bread and cake. So home cooks figured out how to sweeten their foods without an endless supply of sugar. Carrot cake and fruit cake earned their popularity in victory cookbooks. We are...

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Don’t Be Fooled by Honey and Agave

If you are interested in living a healthy lifestyle, chances are you’ve heard that sugar is public enemy number one. Drill into the topics and you’ll learn there are lots of different kinds of sugar. Glucose, found in most foods, fuels our cells and we can’t survive without it. On the other side of the sugar spectrum is fructose. It‘s found in cane and beet sugar, fruits, vegetables, and honey. And it...

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What Makes Our Syrups Stand Out?

No matter how much we try to kick our sugar habits, sugar is addictive by nature. Does that mean we have to give up the tastes we love? Not any more! NuStevia Cocoa Syrup tastes amazing, and replaces all that unhealthy sugar with our unique Stevia sweetener. Whether it’s on pancakes or waffles Saturday morning, in a glass of hot chocolate, or used for simple syrup in a winter time cocktail, our...

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No Sugar Added Alternatives for Fall

The harvest is a traditional time of celebration. Though most of us no longer mark the season by storing our own grain, salting meat and preserving fruits and vegetables, it’s still a joyous time of year, when eating and socializing top the charts. The only problem? Sometimes surrounding yourself with food presents problems for your diet. Especially if you have a sugar sensitivity – which often results in not feeling well when...

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What is Collagen and How Does It Benefit Health?

What is collagen? If you’ve been scratching your head and asking this question, you are not alone. Collagen is beginning to pop up everywhere, and for good reason. More than the latest health or beauty trend, collagen protein and collagen peptides are an easy yet powerful addition to your smoothies, baked goods, soups and juices. You’ll also be happy to know that collagen delivers plenty of the benefits you want in a...

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