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Sugar Found in Processed Food “Could Trigger” Dementia

A new study is giving us another reason to kick processed foods to the curb. According to a recently conducted research, a sugar common in processed food could alter hundreds of brain genes, which could lead to a wide range of diseases including dementia. This specific sugar is fructose. The study has found that fructose, a sugar common in the Western diet, could actually damage genes in the brain. People usually consume fructose from foods sweetened by high-fructose corn syrup and from sweetened drinks, syrups, honey, and desserts. Fructose can also be found in baby food and in fruits. However, the fiber in fruits actually slows down the body’s absorption of the sugar; plus, fruits contain other healthy components that...

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Which breakfast cereal contains the least amount of sugar?

It has been found that Americans consume twice the recommended amount of sugar daily, and one of those sources of sugar could be our favorite breakfast cereal. Yes! Because no matter how breakfast cereals are marketed (Whole grain! High in fiber!), no one can deny that most of these are highly processed foods, often containing a lot of added sugar. TechInsider went on a quest to find out which of the more popular breakfast cereals contained the least sugar based on the common serving of ¾ cup.  Among those on the list, the following had the least amount of sugar: Waffle Crisp: 7.5 g Apple Jacks: 7.5 g Trix: 7.5 g Fruit Loops: 7.5 g Special K Red Berries: 6.75...

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Tips To Stop Sugar Cravings

For most of us, sugar is our number one enemy. We know it’s bad for us. It makes our skin look bad, is highly addictive, and is literally in almost everything we eat! What’s more, sugar can be the cause of our headaches, irritated stomachs, and breakouts. It’s only then, unfortunately, that we realize that the binge is not worth the consequences. So who’s the real culprit? Sugar cravings! Nutritionist Mikaela Reuben gives us tips to overcome our cravings and foster a healthy relationship with them (yes it’s possible!). Stay hydrated. Dehydration is most often misinterpreted as hunger, causing us to reach for sugary snacks when in fact all we need is water. Get enough sleep. Have you noticed that when...

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