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5 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Craving For Sugar

Artificial sweeteners don’t satisfy the same taste pathways as real sugar. Hence, they build up cravings. Often, dehydration is mistaken for hunger, so drink water if you’re craving sweets. Lack of sleep also increases the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, while stress increases cortisol. This hormone is linked to appetite, too. Even a sedentary lifestyle can promote sugar cravings, so get moving! To kick the craving, eat healthy sweets like banana ice cream, dates, and dark chocolate.

7 Trigger Foods That Are Most Likely To Sabotage Your Diet

Trigger foods are foods which push you to eat more than you normally would. Have you ever eaten just one chip and then put...
Certain seemingly good habits can harm your fitness plan

Common Mistakes You Make When Trying To Be Fit

Even the healthiest people in the world are toppled and thrown off track by a seemingly inconsequential habit. Be it not sleeping enough, overuse of artificial sweeteners, or overexercising, the effects of these habits hurt our general well-being, especially our heart health. Alcohol consumption is another habit that can send your body tumbling down toward sickness. Receive every bit of advice with a pinch of salt. Follow what is right for you.

The Good And Bad About Chewing Gums During Pregnancy

Which is that one food you like to munch on when pregnancy cravings are bothering you? Calorie bars and chocolates cannot always satiate your...
Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe For Kids To Eat?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe For Kids To Eat?

Adults can use artificial sweeteners to replace added sugars. However, long-term use isn’t recommended and the effect on kids is unknown. Artificial sweeteners might induce sugar cravings since they don’t have a strong effect on the brain’s pathways. Studies have even shown that this may contribute to type 2 diabetes. Kids with phenylketonuria should also avoid aspartame since they can’t metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine. Instead of depending on artificial sweeteners, use fresh fruit to sweeten up your child’s food.
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5 Potentially Harmful Everyday Products You Should Avoid Using

We live in a commercialism-driven world where we are constantly being told what to buy. These things are sold to us like our lives...
Performance-Enhancing Benefits Of Coffee And Tips To Make It

5 Performance-Enhancing Benefits Of Coffee And Tips To Make It

Coffee had a bad rap for decades from health experts. Many proclaimed that coffee and caffeine are addictive and even linked them to higher...

9 Diet Tips To Improve Gut Bacteria

Gut bacteria determine not only your digestive health but your overall immunity as well. Eating a variety of foods, mostly plant-based, fiber-rich, and naturally fermented can help foster the growth of a range of good bacteria. The more diverse your microbiome, the greater will be your health benefits. Refraining from red meat and artificial sweeteners can help discourage disease-causing bacteria in the body.

Sugar? Yes Please (But How Much When I’m Pregnant…)

The first thing that you want when you wake up is your steaming cup of joe, with some sugar added to it. Add to...

5 Tips To Balance Your Insulin Levels To Check Fat Storage

Perpetually high insulin levels prevent your brain from recognizing insulin in circulation. This stimulates insulin production and unnecessary storage of fat. Excess sugar also triggers fat storage. Substitute high-glycemic carbs (bread, pasta) with healthy fats (e.g. butter). Avoid artificial sweeteners that the brain mistakes for sugar. Stabilize blood sugar levels by consuming spices.

7 Steps To Ease Inflammation For Long-Term Weight Loss

Stress, veg oils with high omega-6 fatty acid content (canola oil), toxins, artificial sweeteners cause inflammation. Do yoga. Cook in olive or coconut oil; use whole-leaf stevia as sweetener. Leave shoes outside to keep toxins away. Use homemade and non-toxic makeup. Cook on lower heat; charred meat forms carcinogens (HCA, PAH). Eat probiotics to rectify imbalance of gut bacteria, which causes inflammation.

Here’s Why You Need To Ditch That Diet Soda

Contrary to mass belief that diet sodas help you consume less calories than regular colas, the truth is they cause fat accumulation and weight gain. The artificial sweetener, aspartame, used in diet sodas, dehydrates you and increases your risk of leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Revitalize yourself with herbal teas, fruit juices, smoothies, and iced lemon soda water.

Do Artificial Sweeteners Increase Cancer Risk?

Artificial sweeteners have been proved to cause cancer in animals but not in humans (in limited quantities). The FDA has approved and prescribed a recommended acceptable daily intake for saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium, and advantame. Still on the fence? Opt for natural options like honey, molasses, and maple syrup to gratify your sweet tooth.

What Foods Can Cause Kidney Stones?

Substances found in animal protein such as meats, fish and shellfish may increase uric acid in urine. Dairy products, high-sodium foods and caffeine increase calcium levels in urine. Oxalates, found in beetroot, asparagus, chocolate, berries, parsley, nuts, soy products, oatmeal, wheat germ and whole wheat inhibit calcium absorption. Excess uric acid and calcium in urine can lead to kidney stones.

How Your Sugar-Free Diet Sodas Can Increase Tummy Fat

Artificial sweeteners in diet soda trigger the satiety hormone leptin and stimulate receptors in the tongue and brain. This increases sweet cravings, increases your threshold to sugar as artificial sweeteners are 600 times sweeter than sugar and also reduces the sugar satiety level. It also deprives your body of vital bone minerals and acidifies the body.