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

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