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What Is Erythritol, and What Are Its Dangers and Side Effects?

It’s the 21st century, and we no longer have an excuse to eat sugar like it’s going out of style. The white stuff has been linked to all kinds of awful diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer, so it goes without saying that we simply must find ways to eat less of it. Of course, that doesn’t have to mean ditching sweetness altogether. One of the most promising sugar...

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Healthy Treats For Our Furry Friends

We know that adding gelatin to our diets helps benefit our bones, joints, skin and other connective tissues. But did you know that it can help our furry friends reap these same benefits? 📷@martinthebabydog Gelatin Treats for Dogs Give your furry friend all the benefits of healthy joints with these easy-to-make homemade treats! Remember to always use unflavored and unsweetened gelatin in these treats. Flavored and artificially sweetened gelatin is potentially toxic to...

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The Scoop on Gelatin & Collagen

So what's the big deal with bone broth these days? The answer has to do with gelatin and collagen... here's the scoop. What exactly is collagen and gelatin? Raw collagen is the primary protein that makes up most of the connective tissues in the body, like ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, skin, and bones. When you cook collagen, say when you simmer bones to make broth, you are turning the collagen from the bones...

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5 Benefits Of Fiber

How much fiber are you getting in each day? According to the Institute of Medicine, women need at least 25 grams of fiber per day and men need 38 grams, while studies show that the average adult is only getting about 15 grams per day. So where does fiber come from? It comes from plants! You can get fiber from foods like grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans. When we eat fiber...

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