The glycemic index pinpoints foods that can mess with blood sugar, but there’s a catch

August 14, 2019 at 09:57AM by CWC When it comes to healthy eating, it’s official: Sugar, not fat, is the “big bad” of the nutrition world. Excessive sugar intake is linked to Type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammation, and other long-term health consequences, and most of us are eating way too much of it. When recommending … Continue reading The glycemic index pinpoints foods that can mess with blood sugar, but there’s a catch

Real talk: How much sugar should a healthy person eat in a day?

August 06, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Give me a bowl of strawberries, and I’m a happy camper. Even better if they’re covered in chocolate or whipped cream. With a rampant sweet tooth, thinking about how much sugar a day I consume admittedly makes my heart patter a bit faster. It bears repeating that not … Continue reading Real talk: How much sugar should a healthy person eat in a day?

You’ll never use boxed mix again after trying these chocolaty, low-sugar brownies

July 25, 2019 at 12:30PM by CWC Low-sugar chocolate brownies without any sketchy ingredients? Show me how!  Ooey, gooey, fudgy brownies can make any day better. When you have a taste for them, it’s so tempting to want to grab a box of mix on the way home. But, with this fiber-packed, low-sugar recipe chefs … Continue reading You’ll never use boxed mix again after trying these chocolaty, low-sugar brownies

Spice up any healthy meal with this low-sugar Hawaiian take on sriracha

July 23, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I could tell you about the killer coconut ice cream I discovered on Maui’s Road to Hāna—or the sugar-crusted banana bread, hand-blended orange chocolate, freshly-caught fish, or variety of lilikoi (AKA passionfruit)-spiked foods devoured during my recent long weekend on the island. But instead, I’m writing a love … Continue reading Spice up any healthy meal with this low-sugar Hawaiian take on sriracha

Why experts say it’s not the best idea to try and cut out *all* sugar from your life

July 12, 2019 at 10:38AM by CWC Throw a (virtual) stone on the internet, and you’ll hit dozens of stories from influencers and health writers about the evils of sugar and how their lives changed when they cut it out completely. Hell, even J.Lo and A-Rod went sugar-free for 10 days earlier in the year. … Continue reading Why experts say it’s not the best idea to try and cut out *all* sugar from your life

Are the new Starbucks Teavana lemonades healthy or sugar bombs?—here’s the tea

June 25, 2019 at 12:52PM by CWC Whether you’re an Arnold Palmer type of girl or a purest, an ice-cold lemonade is perfect for picnicking outside or lounging by the pool. (Just kidding, we know you’re stuck at your desk, gazing longingly out the window, and it’s perfect for that, too.) It also happens to … Continue reading Are the new Starbucks Teavana lemonades healthy or sugar bombs?—here’s the tea

8 low-sugar fruits that won’t leave you with a sugar high

June 24, 2019 at 09:15AM by CWC Every season, Mother Nature hooks us up with a new assortment of fresh fruits to add to our grocery carts and Amazon Fresh orders. Fruit, of course, is a healthy snack—and the US Department of Agriculture recommends eating between one to two cups per day, depending on your … Continue reading 8 low-sugar fruits that won’t leave you with a sugar high

Your desserts will never be the same thanks to this sugar-free whipped cream

June 13, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC It’s strawberry season, and what better way to enjoy it than by making strawberry shortcake? It’s the best summer dessert. The only problem? Most recipes call for whipped cream, which whether you DIY it or buy the canned stuff, can be heavy on the sugar. Yet if you … Continue reading Your desserts will never be the same thanks to this sugar-free whipped cream

This is exactly how sugar can mess with your anxiety—and what to do about it

May 31, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC There are some things you know are going to make your anxiety worse: WebMDing your stomach ache, foregoing sleep to list all the ways your work presentation could go wrong, calling your friend who freaks out about everything…But treating yourself to a scoop of Rocky Road or a … Continue reading This is exactly how sugar can mess with your anxiety—and what to do about it

This healthy banana bread won’t mess with your blood sugar thanks to two smart tweaks

May 31, 2019 at 06:59AM by CWC There are few things in life better than a slice of banana bread. Just one bite can make you feel all warm and fuzzy, whether it’s paired with your morning coffee or with some nut butter for an afternoon snack. But that good feeling may not last long … Continue reading This healthy banana bread won’t mess with your blood sugar thanks to two smart tweaks

This low-sugar milkshake recipe packs two cups of vegetables, but you’d never know

May 14, 2019 at 08:19AM by CWC When you think of milkshakes, you probably picture a creamy dessert with a cherry on top. You just know it’s loaded with sugar—both natural and added—to the brim. But you don’t actually need all that sweet stuff to make a delicious and healthy milkshake. You can create an … Continue reading This low-sugar milkshake recipe packs two cups of vegetables, but you’d never know

True or false: Using honey in coffee instead of sugar is an easy healthy hack

May 02, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC There may be lively debates about whether putting butter in your coffee is healthy or not, but virtually everyone is in agreement that sugar in your morning brew isn’t great for you. However, it’s hard to go from being a sweetened coffee lover to “just black, please” just … Continue reading True or false: Using honey in coffee instead of sugar is an easy healthy hack

6 low-sugar electrolyte drinks for fast rehydration after everyday workouts

April 26, 2019 at 11:09AM by CWC The first time I was made aware of electrolyte drinks, I was a kid and my parents were pushing Gatorade on me after soccer practice. These days, the neon beverage is still handed out on the sidelines of marathons and plenty of special waters are branded with “extra … Continue reading 6 low-sugar electrolyte drinks for fast rehydration after everyday workouts