There are situations for every parent where a little sugar goes a long ways. Such as coaxing down medicines with a young child. We've been using Agave and are thinking about Stevia. I understand Stevia has been used in Japan for awhile, and has no... (more)
Occasionally my daughters (4, 17 months) will have something that has a few drops of liquid whole leaf stevia throughout. I have no problem with a liquid whole stevia concentrate since it's made by boiling stevia leaves and reducing until highly... (more)
I have been doing 90% paleo and 10% goof for about 6 months now. I have lost 30 pounds and I am really seeing a difference in my mood, sleep, skin, etc. It is pretty much just like all the claims. Bottom line its working. The Paleo borderline... (more)
Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?
Does Agave Nectar degrade to fructose with conventional home baking? I read the inulin answers, but agave nectar is not "pure" inulin. It's a combo of fructose (mostly) and some glucose bound in polysaccaride chains. My understanding that at... (more)
Most of the fructose is unbound like that in HFCS. It's likely a mixture of fructose, glucose and sucrose. It doesn't matter if it degrades during cooking, because the weak glycosidic bonds in sucrose are cleaved during absorption.