Serve It Up with Splenda Cookbook
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by Justin Rife
7M ago
Serve It Up with Splenda Cookbook At Splenda, we understand that there is a lot to manage when living with diabetes, including paying closer attention to what you eat and drink. As we continue to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month, we are excited to be partnering with JDRF to help resource the T1D community with tools that illuminate how to still enjoy the foods they love without raising their blood sugar levels. The Serve It Up With Splenda Cookbook will be available to adults, children and teens living with T1D through JDRF’s newly diagnosed care kits. Splenda is Your Trusted Partner for Dia ..read more
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We Fight Together: How Splenda and the ADA are Partnering for People with Diabetes
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by Justin Rife
8M ago
This American Diabetes Month®, we are excited to highlight our partnership with the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and celebrate our two organizations’ ongoing commitment to the diabetes community. Our Missions Since 1940, the ADA has worked to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes . Diabetes care has changed significantly over the past 80 years with advancements in science and technology, but the organization’s mission has remained steadfast. At Splenda, we are on a mission to help people with diabetes and prediabetes live happier, healthier ..read more
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Splenda Stevia Farms: A New American Industry
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by Justin Rife
9M ago
By Chip Carter Producer and Host Where The Food Comes From I’ve been in the national media since… well, for a very long time, long enough that my earliest years were spent tapping on a typewriter (Remember those? Anybody?) writing for a newspaper (same question… anybody?). I spent years as a globetrotting syndicated columnist with The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post, then later signed on with The Huffington Post. I’d already seen some things before I set out on a whole new adventure a few years ago, this time in the world of television. I came home to tell the stories of my people – t ..read more
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The Importance of Protein for People With Diabetes
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by Justin Rife
1y ago
Protein is one of the three macronutrients or “big nutrients” that make up the foods we eat—the other two are carbohydrate and fat. Protein, carbohydrate, and fat are essential nutrients, meaning they each play a vital role in the human body. Protein’s job is to make and repair our body’s cells, which is important for growth, muscle-building, and skin-healing. Unfortunately, many people with diabetes have trouble getting enough protein or consuming it in healthy ways. A recent study showed that half of the adults with diabetes who were surveyed did not consume the daily recommended amount of ..read more
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The Best and Healthiest Ways to Use Liquid Sweeteners
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by Justin Rife
1y ago
“Sweet” comes in many forms – even liquid! Reasons why you would use a sweetener other than table sugar depends on everything from its function in a recipe to your personal health goals for your life. So, which one do you choose and why? And which liquid sweeteners are the healthiest for daily use? Let’s take a journey through liquid sweeteners, and explore what each has to offer. Types of Liquid Sweeteners Liquid sweeteners vary in viscosity (thickness), flavor, nutritional value, and glycemic index (GI). GI is a tool that measures how quickly a food causes your blood sugar to rise. It’s rank ..read more
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Best Birthday Cake Alternatives for People Living With Diabetes
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by Justin Rife
1y ago
Keto Vanilla Cupcakes made with Splenda Monk Fruit Sweetener Over 37 million people are living with diabetes in the U.S. There are three major types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes (GDM). With all three types, the primary issue is high blood sugar levels. However, there are some key differences. In people with type 1 diabetes, the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas stop working, so insulin must be injected or pumped into the body in order to live. Insulin is a hormone that helps our body get energy from glucose or “sugar.” Glucose comes from the foo ..read more
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Is Honey Keto Friendly? Try These Zero Carb Sweeteners Instead
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by Justin Rife
1y ago
If you’re familiar with the keto diet, the question “is honey keto?” isn’t hard to answer. The answer is no. From a calorie and carbohydrate perspective, honey isn’t much different from table sugar. And table sugar is keto kryptonite. High sugar intakes not only inhibit the fat-burning state called ketosis, but drive a slew of health problems too. Fortunately, you can avoid these dangers by opting for keto-friendly sweeteners instead. We’ll discuss these low-carb options in a moment. First, let’s talk about honey, sugar, and the keto diet. Honey vs Sugar Honey is often marketed as a healthy ..read more
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The Effects of Foods and Drinks on Your Stress Levels — And What to Do About It
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by Justin Rife
1y ago
If you live with chronic stress or anxiety, you likely spend a lot of time trying to manage your symptoms with tools like exercise, deep breathing, and mindfulness. But did you know that symptoms of stress and anxiety can be triggered or made worse by the foods you choose to eat daily?   This isn’t to say that stress management tools aren’t helpful, but if chronic stress is still impacting your life, it might be worth considering what’s on your plate. Research suggests that overeating certain foods can generate stress, anxiety, and depression. The good news is that your food intake ..read more
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Do Caffeine and Sugar Cause Anxiety?
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by Justin Rife
1y ago
Caffeine and sugar are two of the most commonly consumed substances in the world. About 80 percent of U.S. adults consume caffeine every day. On top of that, the average U.S. adult consumes  17 teaspoons of added sugar daily. Most of us, at one point or another, have consumed too much caffeine or sugar and experienced anxiety-like symptoms, such as the jitters, increased heart rate, or excessive energy. Due to these side effects, you might be wondering if caffeine and sugar can cause anxiety. The short answer is: no—caffeine and sugar won’t cause you to develop an anxiety disorder. This ..read more
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The Effects of Food Deserts on Healthy Eating and Mental Health
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by Justin Rife
2y ago
Unless you studied public health or took a class that covered public health issues, you may not know the term “food desert.” What is a food desert? A food desert is a neighborhood or community that has limited access to nutritious and affordable foods. In the United States, food deserts are typically found in urban neighborhoods and low-income rural areas. In urban areas, low access means living more than 1 mile from a food store, and in rural areas, it means living more than 10 miles from a food store. Potential barriers to food access are: Food costs Lack of transportation Far distance to ..read more
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