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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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The Skinny on Alternative Sugars

By Kim Robson: With the FDA’s recent recommendation that no more than 10 percent of our daily calories come from added sugar, those of us with a sweet tooth are always looking for good but healthy sugar substitutes. Let’s break down the facts. First, as we discuss alternatives to refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), you’ll see …

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The Sweetness in Life

By Chef Centehua Nature gifts us sweet fruits and various types of honey and nectar. For our brains to function properly, we need the sugars naturally found in food. Our bodies use the carbohydrates we eat to create glucose, a form of sugar, then uses it for energy. Our brains …

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Natural Sugar Substitute For Kids

 By Kim Robson We’ve all heard about the dangerous health effects caused by refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But it’s so hard to convince our kids (who are, of course, invincible) that sugar is bad for them. Especially this time of year, they want those sweets, and they …

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Yoga, Food, and Healing: My Journey Home from Sugar Addiction

By Lara Eisenberg All I could think of was sugar! Fear….sugar. Sadness…sugar. Nervousness…sugar. Joy…sugar. Shame….sugar. From a young age, I was inadvertently taught by my family’s behavior that alcohol and food were tools to manage and temporarily numb feelings. Daily life stressors, unresolved traumas of childhood emotional abuse, and a pervasivefeeling …

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Vanilla Bean Sugar

I like to use real vanilla bean in my cooking and baking but it does get expensive in the long run. But one trick I do is to save the empty vanilla beans after I scraped out the seeds and when I have a couple I make a vanilla bean …

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Obesity – An American Epidemic

By Asha Kreiling I remember going into a Food 4 Less last year for the first time. I wanted to pick up some snacks on my way to work, but as a picky, vegetarian, health-conscious shopper, this was no easy task. It seemed as if every food product in the …

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The Sugar Story

By Kim Robson: We’ve all heard that sugar is bad for us. Refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup in particular are the worst for our bodies. Honey and agave should be used in moderation, but they do not produce the same toxic effects as white sugar and corn syrup. …

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Homemade vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar is hard to find here in the USA. In Sweden where I come from it’s a common product used in pretty much all desserts and baking. I’m not big on vanilla extract so I’ve been using vanilla beans for my cooking but it get fairly expensive so now …

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