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Sugary Drinks vs Diet Drinks

So what’s the best choice for your health? For adults and children, the evidence is strong that cutting back on sugary drinks—or eliminating them altogether—may help with weight control and will almost surely lower the risk of diabetes. There’s emerging evidence that sugary drinks increase the risk of heart disease. The evidence is less clear-cut for artificially sweetened drinks. For adults trying to wean themselves from sugary soda, diet soda may be the beverage equivalent of a nicotine patch: something [...]

2017-01-11T18:13:42+00:00 23 November, 2014|

Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar

When persons consume a nourishment containing carbohydrates, the digestive system breaks down the digestible ones into sugar, which enters the body-fluid. As blood sugar levels increase, the pancreas makes insulin, a hormone that prompts cells to absorb body-fluid sugar for energy or storage. As cells absorb blood sugar, grades in the bloodstream begin to drop. When this occurs, the pancreas start making glucagon, a hormone that signals the liver to start releasing stored sugar. This interplay of insulin and glucagon [...]

2017-01-11T18:13:42+00:00 23 November, 2014|
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