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Those Donuts Are Making You Look Old

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Not just the donuts, but any refined sugar or simple carbohydrate is contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging. What we think of as “aging” is actually a complex process between our genetics, our biology and the environment, including the food we eat. So if you have been in search of the legendary “Fountain of Youth”, read on. You know how some people seem to retain a glow of youth long...
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Take Sugar Off Your Breakfast Menu

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How do you start your day? Your morning may be a flurry of activity, rushing to get yourself ready for work and the kids ready for school. Cooking in the morning may seem like an unnecessary and time consuming activity. If you are health minded, maybe you grab a banana or apple as you head out the door. You have probably heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal. But what does tha...
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How Much Sugar Can You Eat in A Day?

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one simple formula that everyone could use to calculate how much sugar is safe to eat every day? That dream is not possible because there are too many variables from person to person. Your body does not necessarily function like your neighbors. Some things that have to be taken into consideration when figuring out how much sugar or carbs you can eat, are your ov...
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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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Diet Soda – Not on a Nutrient Rich Diet

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Do you drink diet soda to replace sugar sweetened soda or juice drinks? Maybe you think the reduction in calories and carbs are worth the health risks associated with artificial sweeteners. There is always a lot of opinion and controversy around dietary issues, weighing the pros and cons of what we eat and drink. Nutritional science continues to try to identify the pluses and minuses to various...
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