Summer is quickly passing and fall is upon us. This is a great time to make new commitments to improved health and wellbeing. Here are some short snippets of what’s currently in the nutritional news to help you on your way.
A low-glycemic diet protects against Type 2 Diabetes: A study published in Europe shows that not only does a low-glycemic diet help balance blood sugars once you have Type 2 diabetes, it reduces the risk of developing the disease in the first place.
Sugar is toxic to mice even at ‘safe’ doses: A study from the University of Utah shows that mice fed the human equivalent of three soda cans worth of sugar died at twice the normal rate and reproduction was reduced by 25%.
Addiction to cookies and chips is found to be a physical reality: Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital have found that eating highly-processed carbohydrates like cakes, cookies, and chips affect pleasure centers in the brain, leading to serious cravings that can cause people to overeat. Participants in this study had their brain waves studied after consuming a high-glycemic snack. Following a rapid surge, their blood sugars crashed. During this crash, not only did they feel excessive hunger, the region of the brain involved in addiction showed intense activity on the scan.
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