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Are We Eating Ourselves Dumb?

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A diet high in saturated fat and sugar causes reduced memory and cognitive function. That means people who eat the typical American diet are at risk for reduced learning, and a reduced ability to store and use what they do learn.1 Next time you’re in the check-out line at the grocery store take a look at what people are buying. Most of the time you’ll see carts filled with breads, snack foo...
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How Much Sugar Can You Eat in A Day?

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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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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Solutions to Control Blood Glucose Levels

Cinnamon and Spice Might Make You Nice Especially around the holiday season, cinnamon is often used for cooking. But can it be used to control blood glucose levels? Cinnamon is low in calories, source of manganese and fiber, and can be used as anti-inflammatory, boosting brain function, and lowering cholesterol and triglycerides levels. In a recent study, cinnamon was reported to aid in regula...
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