Healthy eating, Recipes, Snacks, Sugar

Oat macaroons

Ingredients 1 cup of plain yoghurt 2 cups of rolled oats 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds ½ cup of desiccated coconut ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon ½ cup of dried fruits of your choice – raisins, dates, dried apricots etc., chopped if needed 1 egg 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds or… Continue reading Oat macaroons

Recipes, Sugar

Raspberry and Chocolate Custard Pie

This recipe makes a chocolate crust, but eliminate the chocolate if you prefer a plain version. No added sugar, and it's delicious! Ingredients For the pastry 4 oz whole wheat pastry flour 2 oz butter 3-4 tablespoons of water 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1 beaten egg for wash For the custard 4 large egg… Continue reading Raspberry and Chocolate Custard Pie

Recipes, Sugar

Sugar free coconut pudding

This is my favorite, easy dessert for 4 people. Ingredients 1 can coconut milk (full fat version is best) 5 tablespoons of chia seeds Berries or fruit of your choice All you do is mix together the coconut milk and chia seeds, stir for a couple of minutes. Next divide the mixture into 4 glasses… Continue reading Sugar free coconut pudding

Healthy eating, Sugar

Soda tax. Less soda = more health

I applaud Richmond City for adding a measure to tax soda to their ballot. I hope that it will pass and that other cities, and states will follow their lead. The one penny per ounce tax will raise money for the city. Another benefit may be that the additional cost may deter people from drinking… Continue reading Soda tax. Less soda = more health

Healthy eating, Sugar, Wellness

About gout, get the sugar out!

Gout is a  very painful inflammatory arthritis, caused by uric acid crystals forming in the joint. This happens when there is too much uric acid in the blood, and it can enter into the joint. Then the joint becomes swollen, red, and excruciatingly painful.  Often the big toe is affected. More Americans are now experiencing… Continue reading About gout, get the sugar out!

Sugar, Wellness

Diabetes

1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010.  And the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. It has tripled over the last thirty years, to almost 21 million adults, and it is estimated that there are 7 million people living with undiagnosed diabetes.  By 2050, it… Continue reading Diabetes

Healthy eating, Sugar, Wellness

5 simple habits for a healthy weight

As much as you can, avoid added sugar in your diet. One good way to do this is to completely avoid drinking sodas, or juices. Drink water, or some plain milk, or tea and coffee without added sugar. Eat the whole fruit instead of drinking the juice. Get lots of fiber by eating whole grains,… Continue reading 5 simple habits for a healthy weight

Advocacy, Sugar, Wellness

Obesogen, what is that?

Scientists think there could be a connection between industrial chemical use and obesity. As the environment is contaminated with more and more industrial chemicals so have obesity rates increased. Perhaps there is a link: some chemicals might cause obesity. Such chemicals are called obesogens, and they are used to produce such mundane products as plastic… Continue reading Obesogen, what is that?