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  1. Tips for Lighter Baked Goods

    Tips for Lighter Baked Goods

    In order for you to lighten-up the fat or sugar in a recipe you need to understand how fats and sugar affects baked goods. Wheat flour contains proteins that when mixed with liquid form tough strands called gluten. Fat tenderizes baked goods by coating the pieces of flour so that the liquid ingredients cannot get to them, so to speak. This interferes with the gluten formation, and shortens the strings of gluten to allow a more tender structure. This is why removing the fat from baked goods often makes them tough and/or rubbery. Many recipes call for...

  2. Nutrition Diva: Chicken Versus Beef

    Nutrition Diva: Chicken Versus Beef

  3. Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight

    Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight

    Finish the following sentence: "Kids, don't have sugar before dinner because ____________!" Did you say because it'll ruin your appetite? What a great diet tool! Most people get this right, regardless of where they're from on this planet. It's a universal truth, and now I know why. Sugar does, in fact, kill the appetite. Sometimes, having a small piece of chocolate 20 minutes before eating makes us eat less. Those few calories might actually save thousands! What a tasty delight. There's a fantastic biological explanation. Sugar, upon entering the mouth, cues digestion because of the...

  4. Sweet News About Sugar

    Sweet News About Sugar

    Higher levels of sugar are okay… when the sugar sources are natural! But just to be on the safe side, we asked our food sleuths to put the spotlight on sugar – check out what they found. When it comes to added sugar versus natural sugar, there is a very important distinction. First, sugar that occurs naturally in a food generally comes packaged with vitamins, minerals, and fiber…or all three. Meanwhile, added sugar contributes calories but no nutrients, so it’s smart to avoid foods that contain a lot of it....

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