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A Guide to Sweeteners

Posted by:Dr. Brian Mowll

There has been and continues to be a very large debate in our country about the amount of sugar we should be eating each day, and which is the healthiest.  While we know the dangers of regular table sugar, namely obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease, we don’t necessarily recognize all of the dangers of artificial sweeteners. We don’t…

The Seven Worst Foods For Blood Sugar

Posted by:Dr. Brian Mowll

Whether you have diabetes or not, there are some foods that are simply better, or in this case, worse, for your health. Do they taste good? To most of us, yes they do. Should you eat them? No, no you shouldn’t. Why? Because, the seven foods on this list either cause blood sugar spikes in those with diabetes, or they…

Artificial Sweeteners Are Not So Sweet

Posted by:Dr. Brian Mowll

The first thing you learn as someone diagnosed with diabetes is to avoid sugar, but are sugar substitutes like aspartame and sucralose the answer? It’s not hard to imagine why people look at artificial sweeteners like a sweet superhero whether they have diabetes or are just looking to drop a few pounds. The concept is simple. You can enjoy something…

Breaking the Sugar Addiction

Posted by:Dr. Brian Mowll

 The amount of sugar in the typical person’s diet over the past few decades has grown exponentially.  In fact, the average American consumes 140 pounds of processed sugar annually.  That adds up to 22 teaspoons per day for adults and 34 teaspoons per day for teenage boys!  Also, consider that the average American eats 133 pounds of processed white flour,…

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