Add Color to Your Home with Flowering Houseplants

“Playing off of the increasingly popular natural décor trends, many experts are using plants and natural elements to bring color to a home. This article will explain the best ways to accomplish this concept.”

Anthurium

Showing off cute flowers in shades of red, pink, and white, anthurium blooms on and off throughout the year if it gets enough light, warmth, and humidity. And if conditions are warm and humid enough, the blooms can last for months (especially the newer Allura varieties). When it’s not graced with its fantastic flowers, anthurium’s shiny, dark green foliage still offers impactful home décor.

Did you know anthurium is in our O2 for You collection of plants that are extra-efficient at cleaning toxins from indoor air?

Read more: http://www.costafarms.com/get-growing/slideshow/add-color-to-your-home-with-flowering-houseplants

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The Best Sweeteners for People with Diabetes

“There is no reason not to choose one of the natural sweeteners that don’t affect blood sugar – Stevia or monk fruit. They are both great for people with diabetes and you can choose whichever one you think tastes the best. Artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols are not terrible, but they do potentially have side effects, the most common of which is digestive issues.”

The Best Sweeteners for People with Diabetes
I am often asked about what the best sweeteners for people with diabetes are and what can be used as a replacement for sugar that won’t raise blood sugar. That’s why I have created this in-depth guide to natural and artificial sweeteners for people with diabetes.

I get a little frustrated when reading or hearing outright incorrect claims and marketing spin about how some of the natural and artificial sweeteners affect your blood sugar. As a person with diabetes, I want to know exactly what will happen to my blood sugar when I eat or drink something, and I don’t take kindly to half-true marketing claims.

I’ve decided to focus on which natural and artificial sweeteners are good for people with diabetes as it relates to impact on blood sugar, rather than on whether they are healthy choices in general since I think that is somewhat out of my domain and because plenty of others have already covered that.

Read more:  https://diabetesstrong.com/how-natural-artificial-sweeteners-affect-blood-sugar/

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