How to Be Health Savvy When Buying Packaged Foods

 

Know the difference between natural sweeteners and artificial sweeteners

– Stevia and sugar alcohols (Xylitol, Malitol, Sorbitol) are considered natural ingredients because they are derived from plants. They contain small amounts carbohydrates, but not as much as refined sugar. They are recommended in small amounts. Overuse may cause loose stools. . . . → Read More: How to Be Health Savvy When Buying Packaged Foods

Blood Sugar Balance: The Insulin Connection

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to transport glucose from the bloodstream to cells, where it is used to produce energy. It is also known as the fat-storing hormone. Insulin responds directly to what you eat. One of its main roles is to maintain blood glucose levels within a fairly narrow range: . . . → Read More: Blood Sugar Balance: The Insulin Connection

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