The Unicorn Smoothie: A healthy, magical treat

So, let’s talk about this new Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks®. It’s quite the craze! You’ve probably seen it in all its pink and sprinkled glory all over Facebook and social media channels. I haven’t tried this magical drink, but at first glance, it doesn’t scream “healthy.” They describe it as “color and flavor changing”, which … Continue reading The Unicorn Smoothie: A healthy, magical treat

Health experts react to viral “What Happens One Hour After Drinking Soda” graphic

A graphic recently hit viral status, and it’s all over a can of soda. This reported graphic claims to illustrate what effects a can of soda has on your body 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 40 minutes, 45 minutes and 60 minutes after drinking it. CBS Atlanta credits it to The Renegade Pharmacist, who based the … Continue reading Health experts react to viral “What Happens One Hour After Drinking Soda” graphic

Traveling with diabetes? Plan with these tips

Holiday travel can be stressful enough, but for the many millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes, it may be especially challenging. This recent dailyRx feature offers some helpful tips for those traveling with diabetes. The piece notes that “Traveling can disrupt meal, rest and exercise routines, all of which can make it harder … Continue reading Traveling with diabetes? Plan with these tips

Do sugar substitutes really help you eat healthier and maintain balanced blood sugar levels?

Cheeseburger. Large fry. And a…Diet Coke®. The drive-thru window isn’t the healthiest place to be gathering sustenance, but somehow when we order a diet soda instead of a regular soda, we feel as if we have accomplished something. Diet drinks don’t use real sugar, so they balance out the poor food choices at a meal … Continue reading Do sugar substitutes really help you eat healthier and maintain balanced blood sugar levels?

Is it necessary to cut high fructose corn syrup out of your diet?

See What Scott & White Pediatric Dietitian, Amy Cantrell, Has To Say About The Popular Sweetener It’s no surprise that there’s an obesity epidemic in our country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2008. With so many children and adults battling … Continue reading Is it necessary to cut high fructose corn syrup out of your diet?