We all have felt that need to fill up on something sugary when we are tired.
The quick get-up-and-go effect of sweet foods is a sure way to quickly fuel up our brain and body.
Yet, it’s common knowledge now that sugar is not a friend to human health.
Highly glycemic foods send sugar into the bloodstream way faster than you could use it up. The pancreas is overworked to release way more insulin than is natural and insulin… Well, high insulin promotes growth, among else, to your fat tissues, causes you to age faster and all kinds of other mischief.
Whole Natural Plant Foods, we believe, comprise the healthiest diet style there is. And the reason why is quite simple really: There are no processed foods in nature and humans are evolutionally and anatomically plant-eaters, not omnivores or carnivores. We have discussed the why already but you probably wonder about the how. How do whole …
Sometimes we absolutely forget about this extremely rich in nutrients vegetable. Look at it its color, though. So green, so healthy and beautiful.
It is like its screaming: “I’m so good for you! Eat me, please, EAT ME!”
Broccoli is rich in so many essential nutrients, microelements, and vitamins (iron, vitamin C, to name a few). It contains a lot of antioxidants, which slow down the aging of the body (even wrinkles!). It also boosts our immune system and prevents disease.
Yet, here comes the challenge.
Its specific taste makes it often times not our choice of preference. Especially when it comes to children, pleasing their taste with broccoli is not an easy endeavor.
With some creativity, though, it is absolutely feasible to include broccoli in our daily menu without sacrificing taste.
Oral health is fundamental to our general well-being not only because it directly affects our ability to feed but also because dental disease can cause or is the cause of other health problems throughout our bodies.
Dental problems are mainly caused by insufficient oral hygiene and an unbalanced diet. We have already covered why is hygiene important and how do we clean our teeth, so here follow our concerns about what we consume and its effect on dental health.
We will cover objectively the major causes of oral problems in this post. Personally, we try to follow this advice as closely as possible without actually forgetting to live!
What is sugar?
Technically, the term sugar can be used for all carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates, in themselves, are the best source of calories for humans and should not be avoided. And most of them do not taste sweet.
The sweet-tasting, simple sugars are generally considered to have ill-effects on your health. They are also what most of us understand by the term sugar and what we mean when we say ‘sugar’ in this post.