This high-fiber oatmeal alternative will keep your blood sugar levels stable all morning long

February 13, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Chestnuts aren’t just for the holidays. Here’s how to cook them to make a savory, hearty breakfast. Unless they’re getting name-dropped in Christmas songs, chestnuts don’t get much attention. Almonds, peanuts, and cashews are so popular that they’re downright basic, but chestnuts just aren’t a nut that typically … Continue reading This high-fiber oatmeal alternative will keep your blood sugar levels stable all morning long

Your ultimate guide to sugar substitutes and natural sweeteners

January 31, 2020 at 03:12PM by CWC Sugar, especially the white, refined kind we all grew up with, has never exactly been considered a health food. It spikes your blood sugar, increases inflammation, and can spur further cravings that can impact a person’s healthy eating goals. And artificial substitutes like Splenda and Sweet ‘N Low … Continue reading Your ultimate guide to sugar substitutes and natural sweeteners

5 things that can mess with your blood sugar that have nothing to do with food, according to a dietitian

January 28, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Sorry, green juice: It seems that everyone in the wellness world is currently focused on optimizing their blood sugar levels. People are all about eating low glycemic index foods for stable energy levels, mental health experts stress the surprising connection between sugar and anxiety, and some people even … Continue reading 5 things that can mess with your blood sugar that have nothing to do with food, according to a dietitian

This low-sugar, gluten-free banana bread will be your new favorite breakfast

January 24, 2020 at 04:40PM by CWC If you stick to a gluten-free diet—whether it’s by choice or because you have Celiac disease—you already know buying a gluten-free pastry at a café or bakery is a bit of a gamble. Because the structure of most baked goods comes from gluten (as lover of The Great … Continue reading This low-sugar, gluten-free banana bread will be your new favorite breakfast

This Goji-Tomato Marinara Is The Perfect Low-Sugar Pasta Sauce

January 18, 2020 at 11:05AM My favorite flavor pairing for goji berries is actually a savory one: tomatoes. And what better way to utilize this combo than in a marinara sauce, where the inherent sweetness of antioxidant-rich goji berries takes the place of sugar (which is commonly added to some marinara recipes). As a bonus, … Continue reading This Goji-Tomato Marinara Is The Perfect Low-Sugar Pasta Sauce

This easy, no-sugar-added marinara sauce will make every pasta night healthy *and* delicious

January 16, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC A good marinara sauce is a lot like a steaming hot bubble bath, because… you want to literally bathe in it. Yet while the tomato-, garlic-, and basil-based concoction should contain simple ingredients, store-bought jars often pack hidden sugars which, when consumed in excess, are associated with a … Continue reading This easy, no-sugar-added marinara sauce will make every pasta night healthy *and* delicious

Cutting Back On Sugar? This Doctor Doesn’t Want You To Quit Cold Turkey

January 15, 2020 at 03:07PM Rather than quitting cold turkey, a gradual plan is a way of slowly letting go of an unhealthy habit by gradually replacing it with something else, allowing you to circumvent the possibility of withdrawal. One obvious example of a gradual plan is when smokers use nicotine gums or patches or … Continue reading Cutting Back On Sugar? This Doctor Doesn’t Want You To Quit Cold Turkey

These Salted Nut Butter Rice Crispy Treats Are Low-Sugar & Delicious

January 12, 2020 at 02:19PM Retooling the classic chewy rice cereal treats took a lot of trial and error. We tried to make them with a homemade marshmallow fluff, but ultimately this honey and nut butter combination yielded the best result with the least amount of sugar. Browned butter adds an extra layer of depth and … Continue reading These Salted Nut Butter Rice Crispy Treats Are Low-Sugar & Delicious

If You’re Looking For A Reset, Consider J.Lo’s No-Carb, No-Sugar Diet

January 01, 2020 at 09:19PM   In 2019, J.Lo had a big year. So big, in fact, that her diet ranked twice on the list of top 10 diet searches of the year. In January, to kick off the year, J.Lo and fiancé (though at the time still boyfriend) A-Rod launched into a 10-day challenge, … Continue reading If You’re Looking For A Reset, Consider J.Lo’s No-Carb, No-Sugar Diet

‘No added sugar’ is the most misleading nutrition claim of all

December 19, 2019 at 05:52PM by CWC The long-awaited nutrition label change the Food and Drug Administration has been pushing for finally goes into effect at the start of the new year. One of the most notable updates is that for the first time all food and drink brands will be required to call out … Continue reading ‘No added sugar’ is the most misleading nutrition claim of all

Use this 3-step breakfast formula to prevent a blood sugar spike

November 23, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC If you can’t seem to figure out why you’re experiencing sudden energy crashes, it your sugary breakfast could be to blame. “When you have blood sugar dysregulation, you’re potentially having energy crashes in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon,” said Nicole Jardin, certified women’s health and functional nutrition coach, at … Continue reading Use this 3-step breakfast formula to prevent a blood sugar spike

The holiday sugar cravings are real—here are 3 tips for satisfying your sweet tooth the smart way

November 22, 2019 at 04:35PM by CWC Who else has felt the effects of the holidays? No, we’re not talking about the stress of gift giving or the inevitable family feuds—we’re talking about the undeniable influx of sugar. Yeah—we’ve all been there. With all the cookie swaps, friendly gatherings, and holiday dinners, being inundated with … Continue reading The holiday sugar cravings are real—here are 3 tips for satisfying your sweet tooth the smart way

There are 17 different types of sugar—but this one is truly problematic for your health

November 07, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Curious to understand exactly how sugar affects your health? We’ve got the intel. Doctors and healthy eating experts have been crystal clear for a long time that a diet high in sugar is bad news for your body—both in the short and long-term. But the topic is a … Continue reading There are 17 different types of sugar—but this one is truly problematic for your health

Real talk: How freaked should I be about the sugar content in alcohol?

November 05, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The wellness world has a complicated relationship with alcohol. On the one hand, many experts say alcohol in moderation is good for health. (Hey, it is part of the Mediterranean diet.) On the other, some say that heart healthy glass of wine is secretly full of sugar—and everybody … Continue reading Real talk: How freaked should I be about the sugar content in alcohol?

What you should know about sugar—according to a doctor

October 24, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC intro Today, the average American consumes almost 60 pounds of added sugar per year, which translates to about 17 teaspoons a day. Despite this mass overconsumption of sugar by Americans, it is well understood that eating too much sugar is bad for your health. It contributes to weight … Continue reading What you should know about sugar—according to a doctor

Adding this one ingredient to your almond butter can help curb blood sugar spikes

September 25, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC DIY almond butter is that much better for you with the addition of this warming spice. Here’s why.  As far as toast toppings go, almond butter is pretty hard to beat. It’s slightly sweet—but not too sweet (truly the Goldilocks of nut butters), and its protein and healthy … Continue reading Adding this one ingredient to your almond butter can help curb blood sugar spikes