The Culprits Behind Lifestyle Induced Inflammation

Inflammation is not entirely a bad thing. However, when it happens over extended periods it can trigger diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. A number of foods that we eat have been linked to chronic low-grade inflammation. Being aware of them and eliminating them from your diet can help to improve your health… Continue reading The Culprits Behind Lifestyle Induced Inflammation

Sugar, Addiction, and Obesity

Sugar addiction, especially glucose, leads to obesity because of how it is metabolized. Sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide made of 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Sucrose is metabolized primarily in the small intestine, releasing equal parts glucose and fructose. Glucose causes insulin release and is rapidly cleared from the bloodstream by insulin-dependent channels. Fructose… Continue reading Sugar, Addiction, and Obesity