Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Health

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your HealthIt is sweet and can make food better, but not healthier. Sugar is all around us so we get used to it. However, according to numerous researches, sugar is bad for your health. It has a negative effect on your metabolism and it can cause many diseases, including type 2 diabetes! Even worse, sugar has a negative effect on most organs and chemical processes in your body. Eventually, you are going to need medicines and prescriptions in order to fix the damage caused by sugar.

The biggest problem is that a lot of food contains refined sugar. When you consume it, sugar levels in your blood are significantly increased. Because of that, pancreases releases high amounts of insulin. Eventually, your body becomes insulin resistant, and you develop type 2 diabetes! If there is no physical activity involved, sugar is stored and it acts like a reserve fuel. This also means that you get more weight. That’s why all healthy diets eliminate sugar rich food.

The best known form of sugar is white table sugar. However, there is another type, known as HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). It has been developed so it can extend the shelf life of certain products. In this form, HFCS is very quickly absorbed by our body. It is transported to our liver, where it increases the fat production. This type of sugar causes a disease known as ‘’fatty liver’’. Having a long and healthy life, is only possible if you eliminate this type of sugar from your diet.

Luckily for you, there are some alternatives. As aforementioned, the first step is eliminating HFCS and sugar rich food out of your life. The next step is to find a substitute. The first choice would be dark chocolate. The main ingredient is cacao solids which have a positive effect on blood sugar. It also contains polyphenyls and antioxidants, which are helpful in controlling glucose levels. This type of chocolate is even recommended for type 2 diabetes patients. You can take up to 2 squares a day of dark chocolate. It will provide you health benefits and it will help you with sugar craving.

Eating fruit can increase sugar levels in your blood as well. The situation is even worse if you eat food rich in refined sugar. The solution is very simple. All you need to do is to eat nuts before eating sugar rich food. Nuts, like walnuts, can help you in regulating sugar levels in your blood. This is just one of advantages of healthy eating.

The best sugar substitute, according to some people is stevia. It is a plant that has been used in the medicine for thousands of years. You should try to find leaf powder. It is the best form of stevia. If you want even more natural form, liquid form is a better choice. The last form of stevia is white powder. However, it has an aftertaste, so it isn’t the best choice, but some people like it. In general, stevia is a much healthier alternative than refined sugar.

Things To Avoid For A Long And Healthy Life

Things To Avoid For A Long And Healthy LifeThe concept of a long and healthy life is one that is looked upon with envy by most people around the world and it is difficult to find an individual who is intent on living his life for the shortest time possible. Almost everybody wants to prolong their life to the final stretch and should they be given the opportunity to live a long life, most would grab with both hands without even thinking twice.

This is not the only characteristic that an individual would want their lives to be described by however (that is, long) as apart from an extended period of time on this earth, one would also want the opportunity to be able to enjoy this life. This is not in regard to material possessions as many would think but the underlying factor that allows one to be able to enjoy everything that they may or may not yet have which is good health. Without good health a long life is really not worth living as it would potentially be filled with pain and suffering.

However one cannot simply just wish that they had a good long life blessed with health throughout without being willing to try and maintain the said life as well as the health that is in their possession. One cannot simply take their lives and health and store them safely using a vacuum sealer like those here in an attempt to preserve the two items and it is essential for an individual to do the research on what is required in order for a person to live a long and healthy life.

Fortunately this is a topic that has been tackled in this post and there a number of items that one should be keen on avoiding should they wish to live a longer and healthier lifer. Some of these can include certain hobbies or activities that one can be prone to pick up along the way while others involve the kind of lifestyle that an individual may choose to become accustomed to. These elements have the potential to wreak havoc on an individual in both the long and short term of their life span and as mentioned earlier, should be keenly avoided.

Some of the things that an individual should avoid should they wish to enjoy a long and healthy life are:

  1. Excessive Consumption

Excessive consumption can be described as the needless intake of any substance in particular. One should provide their body with the needed quantity of any item, nothing more, and nothing less. Providing the body with more than it needs of a product such as food, medication among other things can be just as bad as providing with less than it requires and can lead to similar results.

  1. Bad Habits

There are a number of activities that can be taken up by an individual that is absolutely bad for their health and if possible should be avoided at all costs. Habits such as smoking slowly destroy the body and deter it from functioning correctly. Should such a habit already be taken up, the wisest decision would be to quit as soon as possible.

Best Reasons to Stay Healthy

Best Reasons to Stay HealthyA lot of people will tell you that getting in shape, boosting your health or cutting back on the amount of calories you take in every day are all good things. Those same people often fail to explain exactly why cutting back on foods or ramping up on activity are good options for someone trying to get healthy. That stops here. In my experience, these are the best reasons to stay healthy. Naturally, they might be even better reasons for some readers, or not even valid for others, so feel free to share comments below.

  1. Improving your longevity is a basic benefit of increasing physical activity levels. Healthier people tend to live longer than those who aren’t in the best health, so this should be pretty simple here. Strong muscles can do more work than weak ones, strong immune systems can better fight off infections than weak ones, and the list of benefits just rolls right along. This is a top reason to stay healthy and often the driving factor behind people who begin weight loss programs.
  2. Reducing healthcare costs goes hand in hand with improving the length of your life. If you get sick less often, if you get injured less often, then you get hit with those massive medical bills less often too. While getting into peak physical condition might not be a major draw for many who start exercising, I think the majority of those who are in poor health would agree that saving money anywhere is a good thing.
  3. Not only do you feel better in better health, but you tend to look better too. There is less sagging as gravity loses its hold on folds of fat, and I don’t think this reason really needs any explanation. Just look at a few of the people you pass by the next time you’re out getting groceries, visiting the library of performing some other regular task. Would you rather look like the huge, obese and out of shape ones, or the trim, fit and healthy ones?
  4. If you’re a man, then better physical health will most likely lead to better sex as well. High blood pressure and other blood woes which come with being significantly overweight manifest differently in males than in females. Guys will certainly notice when they begin getting erections less often, or can’t maintain the erections they do get like they normally could. An improved sex life is certainly a good reason to stay healthy, but it’s not nearly the only one.
  5. Improved mental health is another good reason to elevate your physical health too. With the increased blood flow which comes naturally with lowering your blood pressure and improving your circulation with things like regular exercise, you are getting more oxygen moving to your brain every minute of every day. It might not be immediately apparent, but try measuring your reaction times before you start exercising and after you’ve gotten into shape. You may be surprised by what you see.
  6. There is a certain kind of confidence which accompanies being in top physical condition. Now, I’m not saying that you need to be exercising an hour a day, five days a week, doing full contact drills or other physically strenuous stuff. It’s possible to get fit and feel better about yourself while putting in significantly less effort than professional athletes do. For a real boost in confidence, there are few better options than ditching some extra pounds.

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Benefits of Right Diet Plan

Benefits of Right Diet PlanLots of health professionals and fitness experts recommend people pick up a diet plan and stop just eating the first thing that looks good. That’s good advice, since calorie intake has a big part to play in whether people are putting on weight or dropping it at the end of any given day. However, what are the benefits of the right diet plan, really? How does one’s life improve when they make the conscious choice to eat a few less fatty, sugary treats and more of the fruits and vegetables their bodies are looking for?

When you get right down to it, a person’s level of health is measured by a series of numbers. You’re probably familiar with the weight or mass measurements, but what about blood pressure, or pulse readings, or protein or lipid counts in the blood, or even antibody and white blood cell counts? All of these are measured through numbers too, but most of us don’t have the proper equipment sitting at home to measure these health indicators. That’s why getting to a doctor or other physician is as important as changing the foods you eat.

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