Taking a break from all added sugar is one way to get a grip on how much of the sweet stuff you’re actually eating. That’s why the Star Tribune is hosting the 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge this month. It’s not too late to join in. In order to successfully avoid added sugars, you will need to learn how to be a label detective at the supermarket. Experts suggest focusing on the list of ingredients, not the nutritional breakdown. “Stop looking at the nutrition labels, because they just confuse you. If sugar is one of the top five ingredients, avoid it. You can find an alternative,” said nutritionist Brooke Alpert, who wrote “The Sugar Detox.” “It’s amazing, if you go to the supermarket, there’s 104 different kinds of tomato sauces. Find the one with no sugar added,” she said. Even if you’re just looking at the listed ingredients, hunting for added sugar on food labels can be tricky. Often times, the word … [Read more...] about Sugar by any other name is still as sweet: How to be a label detective
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By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 10:08 am PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother's flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother's flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy photo Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. less Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as … [Read more...] about Should Halloween be moved to the last Saturday in October?
Courtesy of the Don CeSarI remember the first time I visited the Don CeSar beach resort. It was the summer of 1998, and I was spending my days in the cool air-conditioned indoors of the Poynter Institute at USF. I had accidentally applied to summer Writer’s Camp at the wrong campus, confusing the “Northeast” in our St. Petersburg home address to mean we lived on the north side of the county. My directional challenges only grew worse with time; but my mom, in true graceful optimist form, never once complained about the extra 30 minutes — even though traffic did suck. Some mornings we’d even pop into the nearby Einstein Bros., where I discovered my love for the potato bagel with fluffy white whipped cream cheese. The summer before, Mom had spent months in the hospital on bed rest while awaiting my youngest brother’s arrival, so our daily drives to Writer’s Camp were an extra treat for me. That summer I learned about potato bagels and the special … [Read more...] about South Pinellas luxury beachfront hotel caters to fitness junkies
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Self-Care What’s happening? Who cares. Meet JOMO, FOMO’s benevolent younger ByHayley Phelan July 12, 2018 Shutterstock You could say I had the epiphany when, in the middle of a flight to Los Angeles — and a busy New York workday — the Wi-Fi stopped working. Two very odd things happened in quick succession. First: I did not fall out of the sky. Second: After recovering from the initial fury-implosion, I worked more intently and productively than I had in ages. What was this strange, unburdened feeling, I wondered, as I stepped off the plane hours later? Turns out the internet had a word for it already: JOMO. JOMO It’s a lot like that age-old wisdom about being present — only retrofitted for a world in which missing an email could be a fireable offense, and deleting Bumble … [Read more...] about How to Make This the Summer of Missing Out
On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products – from croissants to capsules – are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots.”>>READ MORE: Surprising sources of gluten in your diet. Some vendors of these products claim that activated charcoal can boost your energy, brighten your skin and reduce wind and bloating. The main claim, though, is that these products can detoxify your body. It’s easy to see where the claim that activated charcoal can detoxify the body comes from: it is used in emergency medicine to reduce the toxic load when someone has consumed poison or overdosed on medication. Charcoal binds to poison in the gastrointestinal tract and stops it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxins are then passed out of the body in the stool. >>READ MORE: Do’s and … [Read more...] about No, Gwyneth Paltrow, charcoal detox is not a good thing