Artificial sweeteners were first introduced as a tactic to combat the shortage of sugar. Lately, it has been utilized as a way to help deal with obesity but research has been found that they actually may be making the issue worse. With all the issues noted in studies of the side effects of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, it may be better for a person to stick to a more natural diet (Brown, 2018). Artificial sweeteners are low cost and having a sweetness greater than that of normal table sugar they are commonly used in the baking industry. In spite of their beneficial effects, these sweeteners have documented health issues. In some cases, long-term exposure can lead to enforcer. A careful review of the literature by consumers and health professionals is necessary in an effort to make well-informed decisions about their health (Nisa et al, 2016).
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Children are spending an average of eight hours a day on their screens including television, computers, phones, tablets, and video games. A recent study suggests that 96.5% of high school students are required to have internet access to complete homework assignments outside of the classroom. Unfortunately, medical professionals are warning parents of the damage that too much screen time can inflict upon the health of their children. In this article, we will explore expert tips, programs, and advice so that you can discover the best way to limit screen time for the sake of your child’s health.
According to a study found conducted by Louisiana State University, evidence has been found that video games can make a difference with childhood obesity. These results are good news for the hundreds of parents who are watching their children gain more and more weight because they sit and play video games instead of playing outside.
Not all yogurt is created equal. According to this new study by Herbalife, the powdered GanedenBC30 probiotic had a higher survival rate than 24 out of 25 commercial yogurt brands under specific conditions. Yogurt sales are taking a hit, and General Mills is launching a Yoplait option with less sugar in hopes of reviving the struggling yogurt market. In this article, you can learn how to start avoiding sugar in yogurt and still enjoy your favorite creamy breakfast!
Anyone considering tummy tuck surgery has many factors to consider, but proof of success stories (including before and after photos from a double board-certified surgeon) are persuasive indeed. Regardless of where you stand, here are the pros and cons of tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty as it is called in the professional world of plastic surgery.
The vegan diet is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds amongst celebrities and health professionals alike. Some examples of celebrities that endorse a vegan diet include Christie Brinkley and Carrie Underwood. Today we are going to be looking at how to properly supplement your vegan diet to avoid common nutritional deficiencies.
BetterMe is an innovative app that combines your personalized fitness and diet preferences to fit your individual needs. You can modify meal and workout plans all with the convenience of a tap on your screen.
Do you know why everything tastes differently after losing weight? Obesity dulls the sense of taste, study suggests. Researchers found that within eight weeks of becoming obese, mice lost 25% of their taste buds. The findings suggest that weight gain not only changes appetite but may also fundamentally alter the way taste is perceived.
Maybe drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day isn’t the best national advice ever given. The advice became popular around the late 1980's, when working out and eating more processed foods become prevalent. This popular health craze also gave rise to our now popular bottled water culture, which is anything but healthy.
New research has shown that there are more subgroups of diabetes than just type 1 and type 2 and that more specialized treatment can be attained by breaking the disease into 5 types. Reclassifying diabetes into 5 types allows doctors to give their patients more precise treatment for the disease.
Are you looking for easy habit changes that can lead to weight loss? Here is what one study found from thousands of diabetics who lost weight.
Can you be fat and fit? That's the question York University researchers set out to answer in a new study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps even more important than weight for people living with severe obesity.
Our face often betrays our age in spite of attempts to keep our bodies toned and youthful in appearance. However, new research sheds light on the phenomenon of yoga for your face. Participants were found to look years younger by the end of this clinical trial.
One of the biggest myths that permeates America’s view of fat is that eating fat makes you fat. However, this misconception is rooted in several flawed theories which I will attempt to reveal in this article.
Resolutions have a way of recycling themselves. Is anyone else recycling the same health resolution they committed to in 2017? My hand is raised too. The question is how to avoid failing to maintain and achieve our health resolution(s) again in 2018. There is no right answer, but I do have some helpful tips that may help all of us to succeed because the only way we learn is by failing the first time around.
The gut is a hot topic these days as the light of scientific knowledge penetrates all of the secrets coiled within the 28 feet of human intestines. Recent research conducted by the University of Illinois sheds light on the role of exercise in gut health, and their findings may astonish you.
Many folks have resigned themselves to a sugar-free Christmas for various reasons whether it is due to being diabetic, having candida, or just being hypoglycemic in general. However, the good news is that sugar doesn’t have to be the grinch that stole Christmas. Monk fruit may be the healthy solution you’ve been looking for to save your sweet tooth and avoid the guilt!
A new study found that almost 9 out of 10 study participants who lost approximately 33 pounds automatically reversed their Type 2 diabetes. Here is how long it took and what one study participant revealed was her weight loss drink and tricks that made her lose weight and her diabetes.
December is a month flooded with parties, gift-giving, and holiday cheer in abundance. The festivities are accompanied by much eating, drinking and being merry, but there is one factor they all share: sugar. I am going to share some tips on how to avoid the overconsumption of sugar and give the gift of prevention to your loved ones this holiday season!
Cinnamon has a long history as both a spice and a medicine with potential benefits for blood sugar control and brain function, among others. Can it also be a tool for weight loss?
Eating a higher protein diet has been promoted for weight loss because it helps us stay full longer, thereby helping to consume fewer calories. For carnivores, this obviously is quite easy – eat meat, fish and dairy foods. Can you achieve the same benefits on a plant-based diet?
Eating a diet high in fat not only contributes excess calories which can lead to weight gain, but it also can cause microbiological changes in the stomach that are implicated in the development of obesity.
In the United States alone, more than 29 million people are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.
Everyone eats for comfort now and then. Maybe it is when you’ve had a stressful day at work, or at home with the children. Maybe it’s after an upsetting argument with your significant other. Perhaps you’re most likely to stress eat on the days when you are particularly hormonal. Whatever the case, emotional eating can quickly derail your health goals, or even cause you to gain weight.
Could the non-caloric sweetener you use to replace the sugar in your coffee each morning actually be making you fatter? According to a new study from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the answer may be yes.
With the rise in Type 2 diabetes and the increase in popularity of diets low in carbs and dense in nutrients and protein, more people are looking for options to replace their beloved pasta without having to give up on flavor. It’s not difficult to see why spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles are nutritionally superior to pasta and taste better, too.
In the United States alone, more than 29 million people are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the blood stream into the cells in the body to produce energy. All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose in the blood. Insulin helps glucose get into the cells.