The average person consumes approximately 100 to 150 pounds (45 to 67.5 kilos) of sugar per year with 80 percent coming from processed foods like soft drinks, candy, cereals, and baked goods. But what if we could have our sweets without the high caloric count? Would you use a sugar substitute if your cookie would taste the same and you could still lose weight?
Sugar substitutes can be natural or synthetic and... Read More
Now's the perfect time to kick off the summer barbecue season, if you haven't already. It's warm, it's staying light longer -- so why not spend time outside instead of in the hot kitchen? Barbecued food is mostly healthful, but there are a few ways you can amp up its nutrition and flavor. Before the meat hits the grill, inject a ton of flavor with a vibrant, low-calorie marinade. Some bold flavors include Worcestershire sauce, which... Read More
If you plan to celebrate summer's last days with a cookout, then there are a few safety tips you should know before firing up the grill. Grilled food is usually a better choice than fried or creamy foods because there's no coating and no grease. The smoke, rubs and marinades add an unbeatable flavor that make grilling appealing, not to mention bringing the party outside into the great outdoors. But that same smoke and fire that... Read More