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The Unexpected Way Sugar Can Make You Sick

spoonful of sugar

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 ...

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Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar

Woman has a headache, not feeling well

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 ...

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This ‘Health Food’ Can Contain As Much Sugar As A Soda!

Four pack of yogurt

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 ...

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Fruits Can Cause Weight Gain? It’s True – But Only If You Drink Them

Glass jars filled with fruit juices

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 ...

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Food Labels De-Coded – Which Words Really Matter?

Nutrition label

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 ...

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What Makes Certain Foods So Addictive?

3 colorful bowls of ice cream

Everyone has certain foods that they absolutely love. What happens with that love for a food turns into a dependency? Is food addiction possible, and if so what makes certain foods more addictive than others? Research is finding that not ...

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New Research Proves: Artificial Sweeteners Increase Diabetes Risk

Cup of tea with spoon of sweeter

As traditional sugar gets more and more bad press from health researchers, people are turning to artificial sweeteners. In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Many use these sweeteners ...

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Science Defines Relationship Between Sugar & Cancer

Sugar cubes spelling out the word cancer

Excess sugar doesn’t just affect blood sugar. It triggers elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate – increasing your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and a host of other diabetes-related complications. New research is now connecting the ...

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Don’t Fall For These Sugar Myths (Your Health Depends On It!)

White and brown sugar powdered and cubed

There is a lot of information out there about health and about sugar. What should we believe… what’s really true? Let’s address a few myths about sugar. Myth # 1 – “I don’t eat too much sugar.” 75% of individuals ...

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Surprise! 10 Sugary Foods You Thought Were Healthy

Glass of orange juice and sliced fresh orange

You’re trying to make positive choices to benefit your health and blood sugar levels. However, sugar is sneaking its way into your diet – under the guise of “healthy” products! Here are 10 foods you thought were healthy, but could ...

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