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Snacks You Should Avoid and Snacks You Should Eat

You are in the office and feeling kind of peckish. Not to worry as you’ve got this covered with your battalion of healthy snacks. Delicious yoghurt, nuts, fruits and health bars. No potato crisps, cookies and chocolate bars in sight because you know that they are...

Don’t Fall Into the Juicing Trap

Sure, fruits are healthy, and a better source of sugar than table sugar is. It is no wonder that many people have turned to juicing as a quick way to add fruits to their diet. However, some fruits are very high in sugar and when they are juiced and the sugar count...

3 Things Sugar Does to Your Child’s Brain

Did you know that in the US, the average child consumes over 22 kilograms of sugar annually? That’s just a little over one kilogram less than the sugar consumption of the average adult in the US, and we don’t know which is worse. What we do know for sure is that the...
Don’t Fall Into the Juicing Trap

Don’t Fall Into the Juicing Trap

Sure, fruits are healthy, and a better source of sugar than table sugar is. It is no wonder that many people have turned to juicing as a quick way to add fruits to their diet. However, some fruits are very high in sugar and when they are juiced and the sugar count...

3 Things Sugar Does to Your Child’s Brain

3 Things Sugar Does to Your Child’s Brain

Did you know that in the US, the average child consumes over 22 kilograms of sugar annually? That’s just a little over one kilogram less than the sugar consumption of the average adult in the US, and we don’t know which is worse. What we do know for sure is that the...

What is GI and Why Should You Care?

What is GI and Why Should You Care?

We have established the perils of sugar addition but what keeps us coming back for more has got a lot do with glycemic index or GI as it is commonly known. GI is a scale that estimates how different types of carbohydrates affect your blood sugar. There are good carbs...

5 Low-Sugar Fruits You Should Add to Your Diet

5 Low-Sugar Fruits You Should Add to Your Diet

There are numerous healthier sugar alternatives that will help you cut your sugar intake. It is true that we need sugar to survive, but what better way than to get it naturally from fruits. They are a perfect sugar substitute as they are sweet, nutritious and...

Sugar Can Affect Your Mood

Sugar Can Affect Your Mood

The old saying, “You are what you eat” couldn’t be more accurate. The food you consume can affect your mood and emotions. It is no surprise then, that consuming sugar can have long-term implications for your mental health. Eating simple sugars in excess can increase...

8 Ways To Cut Sugar From Your Diet

8 Ways To Cut Sugar From Your Diet

If you’re reading this, you probably want to cut sugar out of your diet. There are numerous reasons as to why sugar is bad for you and just like with any addiction, you need to be in the right mindset to be able to make proactive changes. If you consider yourself...

How Sugar Makes You Fat

How Sugar Makes You Fat

The idea of fat making us fat has been instilled in us since the beginning of time — okay, that might be an exaggeration, but you get our drift. The war on fatty foods has persisted for decades and consumers have been weeding out butter, cheese, meats and et cetera,...

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Fat burning cell process could help prevent type 2 diabetes

Researchers have hit upon a new discovery involving fat burning cells that may help treat obesity and prevent type 2 diabetes. US researchers say they have successfully managed to change white fat cells into brown ones which burn fat more easily. Brown fat cells burn...

Heart hormones also affect your metabolism, a new study finds

A new study has found that, in addition to serve as a blood pump, the heart can be regarded as an endocrine organ capable of influencing several metabolic functions. The study suggests that specific hormones called natriuretic peptides (NPs), secreted by heart muscle...

Specific gene links statins to muscle pain

Carrying a specific gene could explain why some people who take statins might suffer from muscle aches, researchers have discovered. The cholesterol-lowering drugs are often prescribed to people with diabetes to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but they...

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Don’t Fall Into the Juicing Trap

Sure, fruits are healthy, and a better source of sugar than table sugar is. It is no wonder that many people have turned to juicing as a quick way to add fruits to their diet. However, some fruits are very high in sugar and when they are juiced and the sugar count...

3 Things Sugar Does to Your Child’s Brain

Did you know that in the US, the average child consumes over 22 kilograms of sugar annually? That’s just a little over one kilogram less than the sugar consumption of the average adult in the US, and we don’t know which is worse. What we do know for sure is that the...

5 Low-Sugar Fruits You Should Add to Your Diet

There are numerous healthier sugar alternatives that will help you cut your sugar intake. It is true that we need sugar to survive, but what better way than to get it naturally from fruits. They are a perfect sugar substitute as they are sweet, nutritious and...