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Energy Drinks Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Energy drinks have sexy names like Black Mamba, Full Throttle and Rock Star. College kids "chain drink" them like soda pop to cram for exams—some even wear t-shirts emblazoned with their favorite drin…


Your Healthy Valentine: Coconut Milk Flan

Indulgences do not have to be unhealthy to be delectable. If you’re looking for an easy, body-friendly (free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar) dessert for your holiday celebrations, look no further…


No Bake (No Gluten) Spiced Pumpkin Bars

Need an easy, last minute dessert that won’t take up precious real estate in your oven this Thanksgiving/Hanakkah? Simply tired of baking? Have gluten intolerances to appease? Then stress no more! Thi…


What’s Your Sugar IQ? (Quiz)

Sweet sugar... some of us adore it, some of us avoid it, and all of us know that we probably shouldn't eat too much of it. But how much is too much, and where does it come from? Take this quiz to brus…


What is Demerara Sugar?

Without question, we all have a pretty good idea of what sugar is. White refined sugar, which is the most common form of sugar commercially found, is usually made from either sugarcane (a perennial gr…


Can a Stone Age Diet Make You Healthier?

Photo Courtesy Of:  Thinkstock/ During the Paleolithic period, many thousands of years ago, people ate primarily vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots and meat—and a wide variety of it. To…


19 Sugars & Sweeteners: Which Are Healthy?

Will the REAL FOOD Sugar Please Stand Up? I love sweet things. As a child I was addicted to white sugar and this caused many health problems. This is one reason that at Real Food for Life I am …


Quick Fix: How Much Sugar Do You Suck Down Each Day?

When you crave, and then eat, something sweet and sugary, rarely do we think, "How much sugar is actually in this thing?" No, we may think about how something sugar-laden may not be all that good for …


High Fructose Corn Syrup is Dead! Long Live Corn Sugar!

Some people ask me (namely representatives from the Corn Refiners Association), why do I have such a vendetta against high fructose corn syrup? Are my claims accurate? Is my blanket dismissal even fai…


Sugar: Easy Greening

Even with everything I know about sugar, it still evokes a twinkling reverie: Enchanted gingerbread houses, sparkling jewel-toned cookies, the smell of a cake in the oven. But the truth is, sugar has …


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