September 2018

Sweet Controversy – Which Sweeteners May Be Bad for You?

As of 2018, most people are aware of the many types of damage caused by sugar. “Sugar is bad for your teeth, your body, and your mind,” says local periodontist, Dr. Christopher Henninger. “The more of it you can cut out, the better.” With dozens of sugar substitutes on the market, how can we be sure that they won’t pose problems of their own? The fact is, many of the sweeteners we love – even the ones that have soared [...]

Finding Your Monk Fruit: Know the Best Products and Brands

Whether it was mentioned in an anti-sugar documentary or you read it off the label of a new protein bar you tried recently, monk fruit is making its way into the mainstream foods and stores you love most. Now that you know that there are a lot of reasons that monk fruit deserves a place in your pantry, let’s explore the various brands and foods that provide this remarkable sweetener. Switching to Monk Fruit – The No Calorie Sweetener Whether [...]

August 2018

What Are the Best Natural Sweeteners Besides Monk Fruit?

Sugar has been a controversial yet popular additive in food for centuries, but recent research and documentaries like The Magic Pill have drawn attention to the problems with sugar, causing many to search for a substitute. While dozens of options for a sugar alternative exist, not all of them are great for you and some are made from chemicals you wouldn’t want in your body. Finding a Natural Alternative In addition to the numerous man-made sweeteners that are on the [...]

Exploring the Many Ways to Enjoy Monk Fruit

Anyone who has followed a diet knows that it’s fun to discover new foods and try to include  them in your diet in different ways. Those who take a chance on monk fruit will discover a food that has a taste and benefits that are unlike anything else out there. Explore this rare, versatile fruit, and learn about the numerous ways you can use it on a daily basis. Monk Fruit – A Rare and Versatile Superfood Monk fruit is [...]

July 2018

Monk Fruit vs Stevia: Which Sweetener is Right for You?

Ever since saccharine was accidentally discovered in 1879 by a scientist at Johns Hopkins University, the ongoing quest for the perfect artificial sweetener has continued. Many of these artificial sweeteners have benefits over sugar, such as fewer calories, but they also have distinct characteristics including taste and preparation. Discover the differences between two of the most popular sugar-substitutes, Stevia and Monk Fruit. Commonalities: The Natural Origins of Stevia and Monk Fruit One thing that Stevia and Monk Fruit each [...]

4 Benefits of Monk Fruit and Why it’s a Healthy Alternative to Sugar

In the world of fruits, there are the obvious choices we all know: Apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, and others that are found in every neighborhood grocery store. Then there are the exotic choices, the fruits you may not even recognize if you saw them. This list is just as plentiful and includes rare gems like dragon fruit, cupuacu, mangosteen, and the African Horned Cucumber. One notable exotic fruit that has gained popularity in recent years as a healthy sugar [...]

June 2018

The Perfect Keto Diet For You – Exploring 7 Variations

A quick scroll through a keto forum or subreddit will show you how effective it is at changing people’s lives. The before and after photos are dramatic, as are the results for nearly everyone who sticks to the diet. But not everyone who does keto does it purely for weight loss. For athletes, bodybuilders, and those who need every last advantage in the gym, there are several different forms of the keto diet, and knowing which is right for [...]

How Fasting Can Kickstart Your Ketosis and Expedite Weight Loss

The keto diet is quickly becoming the ideal plan for losing weight and attaining the body you’ve always wanted. One of the greatest challenges of the keto diet is to get deep into ketosis, where you’re keto-adapted – this sets your body up for optimal weight loss. A method that is excellent for those on the ketogenic diet is fasting. There are various methods of fasting, but it generally involves skipping meals and committing to not eating for certain [...]

May 2018

Troubleshooting Keto – Get Back on Track and Maximize Your Results

The ketogenic diet continues to grow in popularity. As research mounts regarding its unparalleled weight loss potential, many are drawn towards the keto diet to earn those results for themselves. But more than other diets, keto can be demanding and some people may plateau, seeing their results grind to a halt. Discover some of the more common conditions that can stunt your progress on the keto diet, and find out what you can do to get back on the [...]

Build Muscle On Keto By Using Supplements the Smart Way

Did you know that 170 million Americans have used dietary supplements in recent years? With health and fitness becoming a mainstream part of life for many Americans, the decision of whether to use supplements is one that faces every athlete. Ranging from pre-workout powders that provide an energy boost and set your muscles up for success to protein powders which provide the amino acids your muscles need to thrive, the intelligent use of supplements can kickstart your journey to [...]