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Baking with Stevia

Baking with Stevia

Useful information my mother emailed to me.  Stevia is a sweet-tasting natural herb that is used in tea, coffee, and desserts. Rodale News explains that this no-calorie sweetener is extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant and comes in both powdered and liquid form. Live Science notes that stevia may helplower your blood pressure. […]

7 Dangerous Medicine Duos to Dodge

7 Dangerous Medicine Duos to Dodge

Got this from Men’s Health and I had no idea about any of these!  Good reference. 1. Limes and cough medicine. You may have heard not to drink grapefruit juice with some prescriptions, including cholesterol-lowering statins. But limes, pomelos, and Seville oranges–although not the more-common navel and Valencia varieties–also may block an enzyme that breaks down […]

Glycemic Load/Index

Glycemic Load/Index

What is the Glycemic Index? The Glycemic Index (GI) is one the best tools for fat loss. It measures how quickly foods break down into sugar in your bloodstream. High glycemic foods turn into blood sugar very quickly. Starchy foods like potatoes are a good example. Potatoes have such a high GI rating; its almost […]