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December 2016

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    Is Sugar Really Bad For You?

    Is all sugar really bad for you

    It would be almost impossible to eliminate sugar from your diet, but you might be looking for a few healthier alternatives. Sugar can be found in everything from fruit, to meat, and dairy—but also in soda, candy, and pastries. However, is sugar really bad for you?

    Unrefined vs. Refined

    Sugar is a naturally occurring simple carbohydrate that your body converts into the glucose you require for energy. So, no, sugar in and of itself is not bad. However, unrefined sugars (unprocessed natural sugars) are better for you than refined (chemically derived and processed) sugars. Refined sugars are digested and metabolized at a rapid rate, creating an instant spike in your glucose. In moderation, this is often not an issue, but since the average American consumes between 150 and 170 pounds of refined sugars each year—it’s an issue. Sugar has become a major contributing factor to weight gain, diabetes, and a long list of other health concerns.

    Refined Sugar Alternatives

    If you are looking for an alternative to refined sugars, consider these healthier alternatives:

    As with anything, enjoy all things in moderation. And don’t forget that you can often swap sugar in your favorite baked goods for applesauce or pineapple!

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    Shameless Money Saving Tips

    Between the holiday spending over the last few months and the common New Year’s Resolution to put more in the bank, you might be looking for ways to slash your budget.…

  • Do you exercise your brain?
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    Exercise Your Brain

    It’s never too early to exercise your brain, in fact there are several fun and easy ways to do just that! Here are some ideas to get you started. In general,…

  • Get into the Christmas spirit this instant!
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    Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

    Of the 195 countries around the world, over 160 celebrate Christmas. Christmas is not solely a Christian holiday as it is celebrated by global citizens of every faith, religion, and culture.…

  • Looking for a green and easy alternative to pads and tampons?
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    Say Goodbye To Traditional Pads And Tampons

    Feminine care products continue to evolve, but the latest selections are an all-around win. They offer superior protection, are environmentally-friendly, and will save you hundreds of dollars each year. Below are…

  • Make your New Year's Resolutions stick

    New Year’s Resolutions Yes or No?

    With the New Year just a few weeks away, you may have begun contemplating your dreams, goals, and resolutions for 2017. This might include looking at any personal and professional changes…

  • What is whole food?
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    What Is A Whole Food Diet?

    Eating healthy “whole foods” is suggested by everyone from your primary care physician to your naturopath, personal trainer, and celebrity fitness gurus, but what is a whole food diet? We know…