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Specialty Salts, Like Himalayan Salt, Are Not As Healthy As You May Think

In Salt by NutritionConnection

Due to flavor and purported health benefits, gourmet salts have become very popular with sales exceeding $250 million per year. These salts come from ancient mineral deposits around the world. Specialty salts vary in flavor, which is desirable for many in cooking. These salts also tend to be higher in calcium, iron, potassium magnesium and chromium, unlike ordinary table salt …

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Decreasing Added Sugars In The Foods You Eat

In Sugar by NutritionConnection

Found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and dairy (lactose). Release of these sugars, into the blood stream, is slowed by the fiber in fruit and protein in dairy. This helps avoid sugar spikes. Sugars naturally occurring in fruits, vegetables and dairy are okay in moderation, but  sugars  removed from their original source and added to foods, are what …

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The Gluten and Grain Befuddlement

In Gluten by NutritionConnection

Going on a Gluten-Free diet seems to be the latest diet craze, or even cutting ALL grains out completely. With this new diet trend comes the promise that we will lead healthier, thinner and more energetic lives. But is this really true, and why, all of a sudden, are wheat and other grains being demonized? Before deciding to jump on …