Our taste buds respond positively to the taste of sweet from the moment we are born. And for good reason, sweetness indicates calories and calories are what keep us alive.
You might have just eaten an entire Thanksgiving dinner. You are stuffed to the gills. But when the pie comes out, you suddenly have room to try three of them. What gives?
Food cravings are a real thing. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either SUPER lucky or lying (my bet is on the lying).
When artificial sweeteners first came out they were thought to be a panacea; all of the sweet enjoyment, none of the calorie guilt. What we (the public) weren’t told was that they were known to cause migraine in people who are susceptible.
This week a client sent us a picture of a box of “High Protein Bars” that said “Plant Based,” “vegan,” “gluten free,” “5g Sugar” and “naturally flavored” on the front. But the nutrition facts had “Sugar Alcohol 18g.” Our client had circled it in red and put a big question mark next to it.