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

The surprising ways sugar could mess with your gut

August 29, 2019 at 09:23PM by CWC When it comes to maintaining overall health and wellness, nothing’s hotter right now than the gut. The idea that if we regulate our microbiome—the ecosystem of good and bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal system—we can fully optimize our body’s health is nearly gospel in the wellness world. But … Continue reading The surprising ways sugar could mess with your gut

This delicious, low-sugar birthday cake is definitely worth celebrating

August 22, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC A low-sugar (but still delicious) birthday cake? You need this recipe ASAP. Without a doubt, the best part of any birthday is the cake. Getting a year older? Eh. Presents? Cool, but I can buy my own stuff, thanks. But a thick slice of frosted cake so enticing … Continue reading This delicious, low-sugar birthday cake is definitely worth celebrating

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