About sweeteners…

I happened to glance at the BBC news site yesterday, and saw this intriguing article about the quest to find a replacement for refined, white sugar.  I’d agree with a lot of what the author said, but with one MAJOR caveat:

STEVIA is not an artificial sweetener.  The fact that it is not sugar does not in any way make it artificial or synthetic (I know, artificial is synthetic).  Stevia is just as much plant-sourced as sugar is.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34878148

Beating Insulin Resistance . . .

A condition called insulin resistance is at the heart of many (if not most) of today’s chronic diseases.

This includes type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and others.

Unfortunately, up to a third of people currently have insulin resistance, and this number may reach 70% or higher in those who are obese.

Simply put, stopping insulin resistance may be among the single most important things you can do to optimize your health.

Interestingly, insulin resistance can be dramatically reduced with simple lifestyle measures.

Here (courtesy of Authority Nutrition)  is a detailed guide to insulin resistance and how to beat it.

http://authoritynutrition.com/insulin-and-insulin-resistance/