Coffee is not so bad if drank solo, but it is typically accompanied by a few supporting actors like sugar and dairy. The addition of these ingredients to coffee can quickly transform an average cup of joy into a vehicle for calories and fat, leading to blood sugar spikes and crashes, resulting in more coffee drinking throughout the day.Read More
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In recent years, garlic from China has started to come onto the market, often disguised, but there are simple ways to tell Chinese garlic apart from its Russian or US counterparts. The bulb of the former is even and rounded, without a stalk protruding and often is made up of just one garlic piece instead of many different segments like in the latter. Beyond aesthetics, there are some serious concerns with Chinese garlic.Read More
High fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, evaporated cane syrup, raw cane sugar, agave, brown sugar, organic cane sugar. Perhaps you have read some of these names on nutrition labels or on the front of the package touting health benefits. What do they have in common?Read More
Summer means different things for everyone. In Miami, it means staying out of the sun at peak hours or avoiding scorching your feet on the lava-hot sand as you run to the ocean. In Russia, it means absorbing up every last ray of the sun that is lacking the other 9 months of the year. I've put together a list of my favorite essentials so you can stay healthy and cool under the sun, wherever you may live.Read More
The sound of children's laughter, music floating through the air, and bursts of color lighting up the sky. The 4th of July has almost arrived again, and these are just a few scenes that come to mind. It is a day of celebration, which unfortunately, like many holidays, has become synonymous with overeating (unhealthy foods) and over-drinking (alcohol). There are plenty of red, white, and blue foods that don't involve sugar, artificial food coloring, and a host of other murky ingredients, and plenty of refreshing non-alcoholic drinks to cool you off on a hot day.Read More