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By contactus@sherylclarkmd.com
February 02, 2014
Category: Obesity
Tags: Nutrition   Sugar   Addiction   Cravings  

 

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

In this video from TedEd, the manner in which sugar can become addictive is explained.  Note that "sugar" refers to many types of food that are broken down quickly by the body, including starches like bread, potatoes, and rice, as well as corn syrup. this applies to the fructose that is in fruits as well.  

It is well worth the few minutes it takes to watch it!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/15/262741403/why-sugar-makes-us-feel-so-good?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20140119&utm_source=mostemailed

 

By contactus@sherylclarkmd.com
June 03, 2013
Tags: Nutrition   Vegetables   Fruit  

A shocking article in the New York Times on May 25th deserves your attention. The most healthy elements in our fruits and vegetables have been eliminated from much of what we eat, in the name of making them taste sweeter or less bitter. It is not enough to eat the common fruits and vegetables you find in your grocery store.   Corn for example, which originally provided 99.5 mg of the phytonutrients anthrocyanins per 100 grtams of dired corn, now provides only 1.54 mg per 100 gram of dried white sweet corn.  These nutrients are essential to fight cancer, calm inflammation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, protect the aging brain, and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Please follow this link, and read the entire article and its illustrations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/opinion/sunday/breeding-the-nutrition-out-of-our-food.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&emc=eta1&