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High Blood Pressure and High Blood Sugar = Dangerous

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Having persistently high blood glucose levels raises your risk of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and therefore also increases your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. About 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure (about 25% for type 1). If you have diabetes and high blood pressure together, you are at a greater risk of serious health problems. When high ...
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Liver Disease on the Rise from Sugar

cupcakes are bad for your liver
It used to be that liver disease was associated with alcoholism, but current studies show that too much added sugar in your diet has the same effect of corroding the liver. This is primarily due to the increasing amount of fructose in our modern diet. Don’t consider yourself safe just because you don’t consume high fructose corn syrup, almost all sugars on the market are at least in part composed ...
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Sugar Coated Depression

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Mood and blood sugar have a tight relationship. What happens when you get hungry? Most people get cranky or irritable when they go without food and this is not because of a lack of taste or an empty stomach; it’s because of a lack of glucose, the simple sugar that is released from carb foods during digestion. Glucose is your brain’s fuel and is essential to sustaining life.   So why, then, ...
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5 Spices That May Improve Blood Glucose

spices reduce blood glucose
Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals is going to go a long way to improve health, but scientific studies are finding some foods that may be specifically helpful to people concerned with regulating blood glucose. Those with metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, diabetes, and people who are obese need to find optimal ways to manage their blood sugar on a daily basis. Adding sp...
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Blood Sugar on Tea and Coffee

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There is a lot of information and debate on the healthful or unhealthful effects of drinking tea and coffee. Research has been done and continues to be done, even comparing the two against each other. Neither have been found to completely prevent or cure blood glucose problems such as Type 1 and 2 diabetes. However, tea and coffee can be a beneficial addition to glucose management and weight loss ...
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