Free-from should mean that a food contains no amount of, or only trivial or inconsequential amounts of an ingredient. Calorie free means fewer than 5 calories per serving. Sugar free, fat free and trans fat free means less than 0.5 grams per serving. Cholesterol free means less than 2 milligrams per serving. Sodium free means … Read More

Buy fresh, unprocessed foods whenever you can. The more a food is processed the more likely it will be higher in salt, sugar and fat. Make label reading a habit. You will be amazed at what you will learn. Don’t let sugar fool you. It comes by many names – dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, cane … Read More

Restrict a food and it becomes more desirable. Teach a child to enjoy a reasonable serving of a sweet treat, knowing that it will be available again in the future, is part of learning the principles of healthy eating. Though we all know what candy is, there is no legal definition or standard of identity for candy. It loosely … Read More

Mary Poppins happily sang – Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But, today we appreciate that most children eat too much sugar and all kids love it – some far more than others. New research showed that some kids need more sugar to get the same sweet taste because the sensitivity to sweets varies widely in children aged 7 to 14. For … Read More

Drink water. Sugary drinks are the number one source of sugar in the diet of Americans. Try flavoring water with fruit slices – lemons and lime or watermelon and fresh mint. Or freeze your favorite sweet drink into ice cubes and add a few to a glass of water – a compromise and far less … Read More

Yes! Even prehistoric man used sweetness to determine which plants were edible and not poisonous. Mother’s milk, rich in lactose (milk sugar), is sweet and engages infants to suck. In food preparation sugar plays many functional roles.    Sugar adds taste which often persuades people to eat foods they might otherwise not choose. We all … Read More

When the lowfat eating craze took effect, experts hoped that people would substitute healthy carbohydrates – whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables – for high fat foods. This did not happen. Instead we piled on refined carbohydrates with limited fiber and lots of sugar – white bread, cookies, cake, white rice, candy, soda and sweetened … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Though it is wise to cut back on the amount of sugar we eat, there are times when a little sweetness is needed. Many put sugar in their coffee or tea and sugar … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.  Many people are trying to reduce their sugar and salt intake. Pyure Organic Stevia and LoSalt might be options to try.  Pyure Organic Stevia is a calorie free sugar substitute made from stevia … Read More

Low calorie sweeteners are used in place of sugar to make low calorie and sugar free foods like chewing gum, candy, cookies, ice cream, yogurt, jelly and cough drops. These sugar substitutes, called sugar alcohols, are a type of carbohydrate, but they are not sugars and they do not contain alcohol like beer or wine. … Read More