Nutrition — Nutrition

The DL on Refined Sugar

The DL on Refined Sugar

Adrienne Price |
We are hearing statements like this more and more these days: “Limit your total sugar intake”, “Watch for added sugars”, “Eliminate refined sugars in your diet” -- but what does this all mean? In fact, my hometown of Boulder, Colorado along with many other cities across the nation are beginning to institute a ‘soda tax’ in hopes to curb the total intake of sugary beverages. Why the push to decrease total intake and go as far as adding a tax to those consuming? Let’s dive into the good and the bad of refined sugars and provide better options for you...

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The Chemistry of Chocolate

The Chemistry of Chocolate

Jamie Wagener |
by Brittany Scanniello, RD Fall in love with cacao this Valentine’s Day! If you are anything like us, learning there are health benefits to indulging in dark chocolate means we jump at the chance to add it to our healthy snacking routing.  Cacao powder is what adds the rich, decadent, deep chocolate flavor to any dessert or beverage. At Supernola, we use high quality ethically sourced chocolate made from organic fermented - yes that's right, fermented! - cacao.  Cacao powder is made by grinding down the cacao beans that have been 'fermented' oftentimes in the natural sun.  This fermentation process...

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