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Let Me Tell You Something, Sugar
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Let Me Tell You Something, Sugar

As you’re stealing Tootsie Rolls out of your kid’s Halloween haul, take a moment to think on this: Americans nosh an estimated 100 pounds of sugar every year. And, now more than ever in our history, we are experiencing nuisances such as skin inflammation (like, eczema, psoriasis, acne), debilitation, poor sleep, and unsightly mid-section flab. It's time to break away from sugar's hold over you.

Put down that Tootsie Roll! Oh, you can’t? You don’t want to? Of course not – your brain chemistry is so far out of whack by now that you barely have control over the hand that’s reaching back into the candy bag. I think it’s time to switch to low-glycemic foods and take back your self-control. Don’t you?

Rich in refined sugars and highly processed white flours, “high glycemic” foods (think white breads, donuts, pastries, and starchy potatoes) can lead to even more serious ailments such as type-II Diabetes and heart disease. All of these densely processed foods are totally lacking fiber, “good” fats, and protein—the essential ingredients necessary to regulate the release of sugar into your blood stream. It’s all about keeping your sugar levels as even as possible to avoid those desperate food cravings.

But, don’t beat yourself up too much—you need support to win this battle of will versus Willy-Wonka. Hang out with more positive nutrients/foods. Go for grub loaded with fiber, fat, and protein such as oatmeal, legumes, beans, vegetables (broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, avocados), and nuts. Fat, fiber and protein are your new best friends—the ones who want you to run marathons and look really hot doing it.  

 

 

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