22 Sep 2015
in Desserts, food, health, recipes, science, Snacks
Tags: avoiding sugar, diabetes, pancreas, Stevia
Nuts and fruit slow down the release of glucose into the blood.
Sugar’s role in our health
Sugar is Will’s favorite food group.
“Maybe you can cut back on the sugary things, once in a while,” Vinny suggests.
“Sugar is in everything!” Will proclaims. “It gives us energy!”
“That’s true,” Vinny agrees. “What I don’t like, though, is when we add sugar to our food, over and above what nature puts there. Have you heard about your pancreas?” More
11 Nov 2014
in Desserts, food, health, recipes, stories
Tags: avoiding sugar, cocoa powder, diabetes, quinoa
Sugary cocoa brownies are my favorite!
Kids love brownies. And I have the perfect recipe that kids and their families can make from scratch.
It’s easy to bake with chocolate when you use cocoa! More
24 Sep 2013
in Breads, Breakfast foods, food, health, recipes, stories
Tags: avoiding sugar, biscuits, blood sugar spikes, diabetes, Greek yogurt, nutrition, scones, sweet potatoes, wheat, whole-grain flour
Flaky, moist and healthy eating.
The sugar quandry
In my last post I came down pretty hard on refined white flour. I was referring to the silky white wheat flour that bakers love to use in cakes and cookies. That’s because upon contact with the acid in our stomachs, refined flour breaks down quickly into the sugar our body uses for energy.
What’s more, refined flour likes to hang out in baked foods with ordinary sugar. Thanks to refined flour plus added sugar, our favorite cakes, cookies and biscuits deliver sugar to our blood stream in double doses. More
09 May 2012
in Breakfast foods, health, recipes, science, Snacks
Tags: bananas, carbohydrates, children, diabetes, digestion, fiber, gluten free, heart, low glycemic, Native American, nutrition, oats, pemmican, sugar, traditions
Banana oat cones are healthier than ice-cream. They are also ridiculously tasty!
“Why do Mares and Does eat oats?” asks Will. “Oats look like dry little bits of paper. Ugh. Does Bambi’s mom know something we don’t?” More
29 May 2011
in Drinks, food, health, science
Tags: art, artificial sweeteners, avoiding sugar, children, diabetes, diet soda, nutrition, stroke, water
Too much sugar’s bad for us, but sugar-free soda could be even worse. It’s not proof positive, but new research raises concern about diet soda. Studies find higher risks for stroke and heart attack among people who drink sugar-free soda every day versus those who drink no soda at all.
The findings should be “a wakeup call to pay attention to diet sodas,” More