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There are a lot of folks online advocating that we give up all sugar. I ask you, is this necessary? Even cavemen ate honey. Natural sweeteners have been a part of every day life around the world for millenia. The key is to eat unrefined, natural sweeteners as often as you can, and eat refined sugar in moderation.
Check out some of the natural sweeteners and sweets I found at Natural Products ExpoWest this year…
Who doesn’t love a stack of pancakes with real maple syrup on a lazy weekend morning? I know I do, and so does my husband, Seth. If we’re not going out to brunch on Sunday, we’re at home, whipping up these pancakes and juicing some fresh squeezed orange juice.
These pancakes are so delicious, you would never know that they are (a) whole grain (b) sprouted or (c) gluten-free. They just taste like fluffy, perfect pancakes.
In this guest post, Matt Stone of 180 Degree Health explains why carbohydrates do not cause insulin resistance.
He writes: “Insulin resistance, in my experience, is a condition that is easy to overcome assuming you are consuming plenty of carbohydrates and doing other important things to stimulate metabolism and decrease stress hormone secretion.”
I am always amazed at the stuff we drink all day. Soft drinks full of high-fructose corn syrup, diet drinks full of aspartame, iced tea and coffee with enough caffeine to blow out your adrenal glands. I’m not knocking anyone. I used to drink all that junk, too.
It wasn’t until I ditched soda pop five years ago, and coffee a year later, that I had to start seeking out alternatives. Like herbal tea and sparkling water and kombucha. Luckily, there are so many excellent options out there these days.
Check out all the fabulous drinks I found at Natural Products ExpoWest 2012:
In part 4 of my Favorite Things from Expo West, I’m featuring ready-made meals and snacks. I don’t know about you but I have to have a stash of this kind of stuff in my freezer in pantry for my hungry family. I’m not always up to cooking and I think it’s better to have healthy foods on hand — otherwise, they end up ordering pizza or picking up junk at convenience stores.
I spent last weekend at the Natural Products ExpoWest 2012 in Anaheim, California. In you’re not familiar, ExpoWest is the largest organic and natural food conference in the world. We met so many wonderful people, learned so much and tasted so much delicious food at ExpoWest. I want to share it all with you guys.
I really can’t fit it all into one post, so I’m doing a whole series. So for the next seven days, I’ll be highlighting all of my favorite things from ExpoWest. Check back tomorrow for the next post. In this post, I will share with you some of the delicious food we had after hours, and some of the friends we saw.
This weekend I traveled to Southern California where I was fortunate enough to eat foie gras at two different restaurants. And it was heavenly.
Sadly, beginning in July 2012, foie gras will be banned in the state of California. I’m horrified and angry that California, a state where I spent over 20 years of my life (and paid taxes), has outlawed this delectable traditional food.
I have always loved Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s called pho (pronounced “fuh”). You can get it with chicken or beef or pork — or any number of other varieties (even ostrich and clam). But beef pho is a classic.
Pho is said to have originated a century ago in northern Vietnam, originally sold only by street vendors (their version of our New York hot dogs). Of course, most of the pho you find in restaurants these days is made with MSG instead of real bone broth.
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