Research shows that chemical sugar substitutes like aspartame may have adverse effects on health like gene damage, increased cancer risk and birth defects. Opt for a natural substitute like stevia that is made from the leaves of stevia plant. Stevia extracts are a low fat, low carbohydrate, all natural alternative to sugar and are extremely helpful for diabetics and the weight conscious.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world with children and women being the most prone to it. To avoid this, include iron rich foods in your diet like red meat, beans, lentils, dried fruit, grains, beet root, spinach, soya products, asparagus, thyme and cumin.