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Stevia sweetens without calories

Promax’s new LS bars contain stevia.

Since the FDA approved stevia as a safe ingredient in 2008, more low-calorie juice and tea products are being sweetened with it. And the line up of diet foods in the grocery store using stevia as an ingredient is expected to increase.

This natural sweetener with zero calories is derived from the stevia plant, and like other low-calorie alternatives to sugar, stevia is intensely sweet, 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is available as a liquid and in powder form (packets or loose) and is sometimes flavored with fruit extracts, such as lemon, or vanilla.

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Posted in Nutrition | January 13, 2011

Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Exercise

Are you too busy to exercise? Or perhaps you find it too boring or confusing? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that 60% of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity, and over 25% of adults are not active at all. These statistics reflect the fact that many of us simply don’t exercise. What’s your excuse?

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Posted in Nutrition | January 10, 2010

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