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Hidden sugar!

June 29, 2012

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Scanning a products ingredients list to see if it contains sugar is smart, but you may nerd to expand your vocabulary. Here are 20 aliases that the sweet stuff goes by- none of which include the word sugar.
(Barley malt, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, evaporated cane juice invert syrup, fructose, fruit juice, galactose, glucose, granular fruit grape juice concentrate, high- fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, maltodextrin, maple syrup, organic cane juice, sorghum, sucrose & turbinado)

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Reduced Fat Peanut Butter?

June 28, 2012

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Even the reduced fat versions pack a substantial quantity of heart- healthy mono unsaturated fat.
Down side: many commercial brands are sweetened with “icing sugar” the same finely ground sugar used decorate cupcakes. In fact, each table spoon of skippy contains half a teaspoon of the sweet stuff. Reduced fat versions are the worst of all, because they contain less healthy fat and even more icing sugar.
Try using an all natural, full fat peanut butter, that contains no added sugar.

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Post work-out food!

June 26, 2012

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In a test-tube study, researchers discovered that treating human muscle cells with a compound found in spinach increased protein synthesis by 20%. The compund allows muscle tissue to repair itself  faster.

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Salmon replacement!

June 25, 2012

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3 o.z of Mackerel contains 24g protein and offers nearly twice as many brain- boosting, heart- protecting omega-3s and is a quarter of the price. Put some minced garlic and lime juice and broil fish for 7-8 min. Delicious and healthy or instead of.lime juice I love using balsamic vinegar!

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