Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria?

Table of Contents: Blood sugar Artificial sweeteners Bacteria Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria? According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting, the use of low-calorie sweetener capsules altered the gut microbiota in favor of the pathogenic bacteria compared… Continue reading Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria?

Why Counting Calories Fails

All calories are not created equal, and even the word itself has different definitions. A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1 °C. The calorie you see on a food package, however, is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed… Continue reading Why Counting Calories Fails

Why Counting Calories Fails

Counting calories often fails.  Instead, focus on eating real food. What is a calorie? A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1 °C.  The calorie you see on a food package, however, is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed… Continue reading Why Counting Calories Fails