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Brown Sugar Face Scrub
Brown sugar: Brown sugar is just regular sugar with a little molasses. How much sugar is unhealthy? That depends on what else you're eating. When it comes to simple carbohydrates, it really doesn't matter if you're talking about pasta or white bread or honey or agave syrup or table sugar. It winds up being the same thing to your body. If you're overweight or at risk for diabetes, rethink your whole diet. ...Read more
White& Brown Sugar: Brown sugar has slightly lower calories by mass than white sugar due to presence of water. One hundred grams of brown sugar contains 373 calories, as opposed to 396 calories in white sugar. It packs more densely than white sugar due to smaller crystal size and may have more calories when measured by volume. Brown sugar contains minute amounts of minerals, Both can be fattening in large amounts. ...Read more
How many teaspoon or tablespoon of brown sugar am i allowed to put into my greentea to avoid removing its benefit?
Less is best: There's no exact answer. It's clear green tea has many health benefits. It's clear that sugar (brown or white) is rather toxic. At which point the harm from the sugar outweighs the benefits of the tea isn't certain and will vary from person to person but the less sugar the better- I advise 1 tsp or less per cup. Even better, use natural safe low-calorie sweeteners like stevia and/or erythritol. ...Read more
Use Xylitol instead: Sugar is sugar. The less, the better. I recommend replacing sugar with Xylitol. Xylitol is a naturally-occuring 5 carbon sugar, with 40% fewer calories than sugar. It looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, and is heat stable (you can cook with it). It kills bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay, and kills H. pylori in the stomach that cause ulcers. It does not raise blood sugar levels. ...Read more