We’ve known for a long time that eating sugar wont’ exactly further our weight loss goals, but increasingly, studies and media reports are telling us that sugar is actually toxic: It fuels cancer growth, speeds aging, and contributes to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The good news is that many health-conscious consumers have already started to proceed with caution when buying sweetened products. The bad news is that, with so many so-called “healthy” or “natural” sweeteners on the market, it can be pretty hard to figure out which, if any, are okay to consume. More
I live, by all intents and purposes, an extremely healthy lifestyle. I exercise daily, I eat only nutritionally-dense, vitamin-rich foods and refrain from junk at all costs. But most of all, I have no vices whatsoever. Swearsies. I have always refrained from drinking, smoking, doing drugs, eating meat, having dairy, and drinking coffee. Ask anyone.
That is, until last year, when that final vice – the delicious caffeinated brown beverages of the Colombian variety – finally popped my vice-cherry (so to speak). So naturally, I sweetened the coffee with the artificial varieties available at the cafés.
And now I’m addicted.
And what’s worse, I know this stuff is killing me. More
Even if you check food labels and try to make smart decisions, it’s tough to decode the confusing ingredients lists and nutrition facts out there. Eating only unprocessed foods and tons of green vegetables is our Mt. Everest, but when … More