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
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
A recent study found that most yogurts contain more sugar than you might imagine – and definitely more sugar than you need! Only 80 out of 900 yogurt brands in the study were classified as ‘low in sugar’ (meaning they contain less than five grams of sugar per 100 grams.) What about organic yogurts, surely they are the better choice? As it turns out, the organic yogurt brands … [Read more...] about This ‘Health Food’ Can Contain As Much Sugar As A Soda!
Fruits are healthy and healthy foods shouldn’t make you gain weight... right?" The key in this case is the way in which fruits are consumed. A recent study that found that drinking fruit juice (yes, even 100% juice) actually contributes to weight gain, not weight loss. Weight gain and obesity are chronic health issues in the United States. American adults are gaining an … [Read more...] about Fruits Can Cause Weight Gain? It’s True – But Only If You Drink Them
There are seemingly endless descriptors starting to pop up on the labels of our favorite foods. Some supermarkets are even creating entirely new sections in their stores which are fully dedicated to some of these labels. Let’s first define each product label ‘mystery word,’ then find which ones really matter, and which ones do not. The first is of utmost importance to … [Read more...] about Food Labels De-Coded – Which Words Really Matter?