You’ve probably heard sugar is bad for you. But, how bad is it, really? Let’s start with the addictive nature of sugar . . . it’s more addictive than cocaine! In one study, animals were offered a choice between two feeding levers: one loaded with sugar or saccharin and the other with cocaine. 94% of
While not all humans are equipped to digest milk sugars, we all have the ability to break down whey protein, the main protein in mother’s milk. In fact, whey protein has recently been found to provide a handful of health benefits as we age. Whey has been shown to support healthy muscle mass and building,
Could you be prediabetic? According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of America is prediabetic and 90% of them, some 100 million Americans, do not know it.6-8 When researches compared blood sugar of 249 healthy adults in their 60s, there was a significant increase in brain atrophy and shrinkage
We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
Have you ever felt your blood sugar crash? You desperately need a nap, crave sweets, or long for a strong cup of coffee? These may be signs of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, which is extremely common and often misdiagnosed. When I ask patients about their blood sugar, they often tell me they have low
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study published this month in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) looked at the average sugar intake of over 31,000 people over a five year period. The findings showed that between the years 2005 and 2010, 71% percent of Americans ate more than one tenth of their calories
Today, the average American consumes 22.7 teaspoons of sugar each day: 11.6 Tsp. of white granulated sugar 8.2 Tsp. of high-fructose corn syrup 3 Tsp. of other sugars (honey, molasses, maple syrup) While you might find it hard to believe we could consume so much sugar, it is well hidden in processed foods, breads, fruits
According to a recent issue of National Geographic, our total fascination with sugar changed the world in a way that we are still recovering from. Its beginnings reach back 10,000 years to New Guinea, where sugar cane was first domesticated. Chewing on a stalk of sugar cane quickly became known as a “panacea” a “cure-all”