Splenda® is the trade name for sucralose, a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation. Some say that sucralose is closer to table salt or sugar biologically, and others feels it's closer to a pesticide. It has chlorine, and an interesting carbon/chlorine bonding configuration; and some argue... Continue Reading →
Is there a link between stress and cravings for sugar?
Some poking around reveals that the answer is yes. A study in the open access journal BMC Biology in 2005 found that rats who were stressed wanted to wolf down lots of sugar cubes because of high brain levels of a chemical called corticotropin-releasing factor -- a stress hormone that humans also have. The scientists... Continue Reading →
10 tips for breaking away from sugar – for good
It’s April and those chocolate Cadbury Easter eggs are calling to me as I walk along the grocery aisle. This year I am especially aware of how much energy it takes to pass them by. Why? Because this year I am on a strict NO SUGAR eating plan. This plan has been imposed by my... Continue Reading →
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