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We consume over 78 lb. of sugar and corn syrup a year in the US per person. Sugar consumption is too high and not healthy. Here are tips and recipes for healthy living and diet with Sugarlesse™.
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Top 8 Vegetables for Diabetes

http://www.diabetesmellituscure.org Top eight low carbohydrates, low calories vegetables for diabetes or diabetics.


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Any fresh vegetable you like is the "best" vegetable to help you with diabetes - or without.

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Mediterranean diet may be best for diabetes

Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years.

Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars.

 

 


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It certainly is the healthiest!

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:33 PM

It certainly is the healthiest!

Vincent D'Antonio's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:09 AM

Diet based on a healthy region of the world.

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Food Companies Seeking Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered

Food Companies Seeking Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Consumers are driving a movement toward labeling food products made from genetically modified organisms, and food producers are responding.

 

 

 Food companies big and small are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones.

 

Pressure is growing to label products made from genetically modified organisms, or “G.M.O.” In Connecticut, Vermont and Maine, at least one chamber of the state legislature has approved bills that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, and similar legislation is pending in more than two dozen other states. This weekend, rallies were held around the globe against producers of genetically altered ingredients, and consumers are threatening to boycott products that are not labeled.

And so, for many businesses, the pressing concern is just what it will take to gain certification as non-G.M.O.

Lizanne Falsetto knew two years ago that she had to change how her company, thinkThin, made Crunch snack bars. Her largest buyer, Whole Foods Market, wanted more products without genetically engineered ingredients — and her bars had them. Ms. Falsetto did not know how difficult it would be to acquire non-G.M.O. ingredients.

ThinkThin spent 18 months just trying to find suppliers. “And then we had to work to achieve the same taste and texture we had with the old ingredients,” Ms. Falsetto said. Finally, last month, the company began selling Crunch bars certified as non-G.M.O.

The Non-GMO Project was until recently the only group offering certification, and demand for its services has soared. Roughly 180 companies inquired about how to gain certification last October, when California tried to require labeling (the initiative was later voted down), according to Megan Westgate, co-founder and executive director of the Non-GMO Project.

Nearly 300 more signed up in March, after Whole Foods announced that all products sold in its stores would have to be labeled to describe genetically engineered contents, and about 300 more inquiries followed in April, she said.

“We have seen an exponential increase in the number of enrollments,” Ms. Westgate said.

The shift is evident in prices of nongenetically modified crops, which have been rising as more companies seek them out. Two years ago, a bushel of non-G.M.O. soybeans cost $1 to $1.25 more than a bushel of genetically modified soybeans. Now, that premium is $2. For corn, the premium has jumped from 10 cents to as high as 75 cents.

“We’ve had more calls from food processors wanting to know if we can arrange for non-G.M.O. supplies,” said Lynn Clarkson, founder and president of Clarkson Grain, which sells such conventional grains.

In this country, roughly 90 percent or more of four major crops — corn, soybeans, canola and sugar beets — are grown from genetically engineered seeds, creating a challenge for companies seeking to swap to ingredients sourced from conventional varieties. A portion of the conventional varieties of those crops is exported, and much of the rest of those crops is already spoken for by organic and other companies here.

Additionally, the livestock industry is increasing its demand for non-G.M.O. crops to meet growing demand among consumers for eggs and meats sourced from animals that have never eaten genetically modified feeds.

On Saturday, at least two million people in 436 cities in 52 countries rallied in protests against the seed giant Monsanto and genetically modified food, according to the organizers of the “March Against Monsanto.” The company, based in St. Louis, is the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds and the pesticides used to protect them.

Farmers have long crossbred plants to improve genetics in an effort to increase productivity and resistance to pests and diseases, and decrease the need for water, among other things.

The type of genetic engineering done by Monsanto and its competitors, however, involves inserting genetic materials, sometimes from wholly different plant species and bacteria, directly into the DNA plants like corn or soybeans.

Regulators and some scientists say this poses no threat to human health, but a growing number of consumers are demanding increased information about what is in their food, whether it is gluten or genetically engineered ingredients.

 

For more info:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/business/food-companies-seeking-ingredients-that-arent-gene-altered.html?src=recg

 


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We made the decision from the get-go to use onlu Non GMO, Gluten-free, and Kosher ingredients in Sugarlesse™ and products made with Sugarlesse™.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:02 PM

We made the decision from the get-go to use onlu Non GMO, Gluten-free, and Kosher ingredients in Sugarlesse™ and products made with Sugarlesse™.

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Students Love Sweet Soda (Infographic) | Sweet Beverages & Kids' Health | Healthy Eating & Soft Drinks | LiveScience

Students Love Sweet Soda (Infographic) | Sweet Beverages & Kids' Health | Healthy Eating & Soft Drinks | LiveScience | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
A study shows that students get their sugar fix from sodas despite bans on the drinks at schools.

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Enough said....

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SPLHS's curator insight, February 13, 2013 9:21 AM

"Even though the students were banned from drinking soda, they seemed to find a way to get past that; they found a way to replace soda with something almost as sugary." - SW

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How drinking diet drinks as mixers with alcohol could make you drunker (UK)

How drinking diet drinks as mixers with alcohol could make you drunker (UK) | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Diet drinks have soared in popularity. But a new study suggests drinking them as mixers could get you drunker and affect breath tests

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Still better than energy drinks mixed with alcohol!

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3 Natural Drinks to Help Get Better Sleep | Everyday Roots

3 Natural Drinks to Help Get Better Sleep | Everyday Roots | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it

In anticipation of our upcoming list of natural sleep remedies, we’re sharing 3 incredibly simple drinks that you can whip up before bedtime that will help you relax, unwind, and drift off to dreamland (and no, none of them contain alcohol, which will actually disrupt your sleep patterns.)


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No alcohol and no added sugar either!

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:05 PM

Cherry has alway been my favorite!

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:19 PM

Alcohol doesn't disrupt my slep pattern, but the rest of the article is right on target!

Julien Cuyeu's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:42 PM

I find that warm milk would put me to sleep faster and taste better than tart cherry juice. I should try this option out before I go to bed at some point this semester.

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Injected Nanoparticles Maintain Blood Sugar Levels In Diabetic Mice For Ten Days

Injected Nanoparticles Maintain Blood Sugar Levels In Diabetic Mice For Ten Days | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
A new device comprised of nanoparticles monitors blood sugar levels and releases insulin when sugar levels get too high.
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Makes me wonder how will these and other nanoparticles, being introduced into the body and the environment, be safely disposed of from the waste water?

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Cooking vs. Dining Out [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Everyone is looking for ways to save money and with Americans becoming more budget conscious, about 71% find themselves saving money by cooking at home instead of dining out. This infographic takes...

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I find cooking at home to be much healthier and cheaper too

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'John L Evans''s curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:41 PM

#EAv (e)LOCRIS @LOCRIS | 

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:04 PM

I find cooking at home to be much healthier and cheaper too

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(EN) - Food and Cooking Dictionary | goodcooking.com

(EN) - Food and Cooking Dictionary | goodcooking.com | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it

"Good Cooking's Culinary Definitions and Dictionary"


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Has come very handy while writing/editing recipes or our recipe collection.

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video - Obesity, What Are We Doing To Our Pets? -

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As Americans get bigger each year with no appreciable shift away from obesity, is it possible we are passing this problem on to our Obesitypets? Steve Dale explores the topic, connecting the emotional components often involved with over-eating: depression, loneliness, and boredom. He asks if our pets might be more like us that we realize. From the Pet Obesity Prevention site:

Approximately 62% of US households own at least one pet = 71.4 million homes
US Population (Source: 2009 US Census Bureau) = 305 million
68% of adult Americans are overweight or obese = approximately 148 million (Source: 2010 CDC)

Compare the human results with our pets:

An Estimated 54% of Dogs and Cats in the United States are Overweight or Obese
An Estimated 93 million US Dogs and Cats are Overweight or Obese

Hmm, let’s see where Steve takes this discussion:


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This is not a possibility. It's a fact.

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Steve Kingsley's comment, May 26, 2013 7:49 PM
This is not a possibility. It's a fact.
Mary E Haight's comment, May 27, 2013 3:26 AM
Hi Steve, I can't approve your ping until you follow curation rules of Scoop.it - please use only the first four sentences, and don't copy or rescoop that copied too much of the original author's text. I realize you just rescooped, and Isabelle has changed her method of curating to follow guidelines since this occurred. Thanks for your enthusiasm for the subject though =)
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Hi Mary. Don't understand your comment. "This is not a possibility. It's a fact." is certainly not a copy or rescoop of anything, my comment is my opinion. Enjoy your Memorial Day!
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Simple Formula Predicts Child Obesity at Birth

Simple Formula Predicts Child Obesity at Birth | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it

Simple health metrics like a mother's body weight and whether she smokes can be used to effectively predict whether a child will become obese, according to researchers at Imperial College London who conducted a study of more than 6,500 children.


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Interesting. Is that the mother's body weight before pregnancy?

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Steve Kingsley's comment, May 26, 2013 6:45 PM
Interesting. Is that the mother's body weight before pregnancy?
Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:12 PM

Agree with the conclusion of the article:  Teaching parents about the dangers of overfeeding and bad nutritional habits is the most effective way to reverse the spread of obesity. 

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Is There Such Thing as Healthy Fast Food? - LiveScience.com

Is There Such Thing as Healthy Fast Food? - LiveScience.com | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Is There Such Thing as Healthy Fast Food?
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This friend has had multiple bypass surgeries and now is suffering from diabetes, but is still reluctant to make changes to his diet.
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Yes, if made with wholesome ingredients; minimally processed; and eaten in moderation.

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Twitter / __ShannonONeill: One would think caffeine free, ...

Twitter / __ShannonONeill: One would think caffeine free, ... | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
One would think caffeine free, sugar free & fat free diet coke doesn't exist. It does, I kid you not. #goldenglory http://t.co/JnoWgg2b8g
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Tastes horrible but otherwise very "healthy"

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Time to Stop Talking About Low-Fat, Say HSPH Nutrition Experts

Time to Stop Talking About Low-Fat, Say HSPH Nutrition Experts | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
It is time to end the low-fat myth, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition experts told food industry leaders at the seventh annual World of Healthy Flavors Conference held in Napa, CA, from January 19 to 21, 2011.

 

They encouraged audience members to avoid “low-fat” terminology and thinking, since diets low in fat are often high in sodium and carbohydrates from sources such as white flour and rice, refined snacks, and sugary drinks. Instead, the panelists said, chefs should focus on cutting trans fats from their menus and educating consumers about seeking out healthy fats.


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Couldn't agree more. Sound nutritional principles must become the basis of medical education.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:39 PM

Couldn't agree more. Sound nutritional principles must become the basis of medical education.

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WIAW #5 …with some PB & J Coconut Flour Protein Pancakes! (Gluten Free!) @ Nutritionist in the Kitch

WIAW #5 …with some PB & J Coconut Flour Protein Pancakes! (Gluten Free!) @ Nutritionist in the Kitch | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Creating health and happiness one dish at a time!

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Thanks for the recipe - will try it with Sugarlesse!

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Kathy Heidebrecht's curator insight, May 29, 2013 1:29 PM

3 tablespoons coconut flour (21g)

1 tablespoon vanilla  protein powder (10g)

1 heaping tablespoon ground flaxseed (10g)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

⅛ teaspoon salt

⅔ cup egg whites

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)1 packet stevia (divided) (or 2 teaspoons of another sweetener of your choice)

1/2 cup frozen raspberries (65g) (divided)

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

 

Serving size: entire recipe Calories: 319 kcal Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 5g Fiber: 14g Protein: 33g

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Thanks for the recipe - will try it with Sugarlesse!
Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:38 PM

Thanks for the recipe - will try it with Sugarlesse!

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Pepsi and Coke to Post Calories of Drinks Sold in Vending Machines

Pepsi and Coke to Post Calories of Drinks Sold in Vending Machines | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it

The two big soda companies, often criticized for producing drinks that are too sugary, will post the figures first in San Antonio and Chicago and later nationwide.  The program, which will add calorie counts and more low-calorie and no-calorie drinks to vending machines, will first appear in municipal buildings in Chicago and San Antonio early next year. It represents the latest effort by the industry to head off mounting criticism of its products as one of the chief villains responsible for the nation’s obesity crisis.


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High time they did!

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Harvard study: Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths annually - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Harvard study: Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths annually - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to more than 180,000 obesity-related deaths throughout...
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Interesting statistics... wonder how valid it is, though.

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Sugary Drinks or Diet Drinks: What's the Best Choice?

Sugary Drinks or Diet Drinks: What's the Best Choice? | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Table of Contents Introduction Soft Drinks and Weight Soft Drinks and Diabetes Soft Drinks and Heart Disease Soft Drinks and Bones What About Diet Soft Drinks? Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Cont...

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Neither....

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Sugary soft drinks may increase risk of kidney stones

People who reported drinking the most sugar-sweetened beverages were the most likely to have kidney stones. Those who drank one or more sugar-sweetened colas a day had a 23 percent higher risk than those who drank them once a week.

 

This is not a conclusive or comprehensive study, but it appears to demonstrate a link between soda and kidney stones.

 

 


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The American Baking Competition

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The American Baking Competition on CBS.com (“@BakeOnCBS: Don’t have ur #MothersDay gift yet? Our bakers have ur back! Check out their recipes.

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Darn... missed it!

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Christine Szalay-Kudra's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:26 AM

American home bakers love to experiment, but what kind of food would they enter into a contest? Take a look at some of these winning recipes and learn how to reproduce these tasty baked treats. Choose from strawberry cheesecake, raspberry-filled lemon cake, fresh fruit tart and more.

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Are There Fundamental Laws of Cooking?

Are There Fundamental Laws of Cooking? | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Cooking is a field that has in recent years seen a shift from the artistic to the scientific. While there are certainly still subjective a...

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From the rapid spread of fast foods, one would think so....

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:58 PM

From the rapid spread of fast foods, one would think so....

Papa Serra Jr's curator insight, August 29, 2014 8:11 PM

Are chefs the creative genius they portray or do they simply follow the rules?

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Evernote Food: Your Hands-Free Cooking Companion

Evernote Food: Your Hands-Free Cooking Companion | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it

"Evernote Food makes it easy to use your iPad or iPhone as a digital cookbook, and a new feature for iOS users makes following a recipe even more seamless. Now, when you’ve opened a recipe you plan to make, your display won’t go to sleep while you’re cooking. You can follow a recipe without needing to re-enter your passcode to unlock your screen, creating a more efficient cooking process – and less flour on your device when you’re ready to clean up."


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I think Issuu is better for our recipes: http://issuu.com/newmediapublishing/docs/sugarlesse__recipe_collection?mode=window

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Fetuses Drugged in Attempt to Prevent Obesity

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The diabetes drug, metformin, is being trialed on overweight pregnant women. Risks of birth defects are ignored in the rush to profit off existing drugs.

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Plain insane!

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Amy Rouse's curator insight, May 25, 2013 3:58 PM

"Trying to make newborns healthy by drugging them before they’re born is pure insanity—but that’s exactly what’s happening in a string of studies."

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:58 PM

Worst part is that these women must have agreed to this insanity, with their "doctors" active participation, if not encouragement!

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Suitable nourishment is vital for a top quality of lifestyle and an all round sense of well-being. Numerous Us citizens, even so, struggle with understanding what foods are wholesome to consume, an...

Suitable nourishment is vital for a top quality of lifestyle and an all round sense of well-being.
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Don't get that. All this information is easily available on the web.

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You're Most Likely To Be Obese If..

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Seventy-two percent of African-American children are raised in single-parent households, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Whether it is a single-parent household or not, nutritional knowledge is very spotty in most households.

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