In recent years, scientific research has begun to reveal the true evils of sugar. Consuming sugar doesn’t just affect your pancreas, insulin, and blood sugar levels. It triggers elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate, as well. Sugar also has inflammatory properties – increasing risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, even some forms of cancer. Sugar … [Read more...] about The Unexpected Way Sugar Can Make You Sick
Healthier Hearts Linked To Healthier Brains As We Age
These days, it seems we are maintaining many different parts of our health in an attempt to stay as active as possible. Managing blood sugar, emphasizing heart health, now trying to balance that with brain health… it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Research is finding that hard work is worth it – there is a strong connection between heart health and brain health as we age. A … [Read more...] about Healthier Hearts Linked To Healthier Brains As We Age
Tired After Eating? Find Out Why!
Why do we often feel tired after eating? Is it the time of day we choose to have our meal? A lack of sleep from the night before? Perhaps even the foods in the meal itself? Any and all of these factors contribute to how the body responds to a meal, in turn affecting how we feel. Some researchers believe that fatigue after meals is brought on due to the body’s production of … [Read more...] about Tired After Eating? Find Out Why!
Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms after quitting certain foods may sound ridiculously dramatic, but it’s all too true. Research has found that after reducing intake of highly processed foods, individuals experienced mood swings, anxiety, headaches, poor quality sleep, and cravings. These symptoms are also common among people who are in withdrawal from addictive substances … [Read more...] about Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar
New Research Affirms – Red Wine Beneficial For Diabetics
Recent research has found that drinking a glass of red wine with dinner increases levels of HDL (”good”) cholesterol. What's more, these results were found in individuals with type II diabetes. Sound too good to be true? Believe it or not, the health benefits of red wine don’t end with better cholesterol levels. When consumed in moderation, red wine also lowers risk of heart … [Read more...] about New Research Affirms – Red Wine Beneficial For Diabetics