CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
A red velvet cupcake has 496 calories. You’d have to do burpees for 50 minutes to burn it off.
SUGAR AND FAT
All calories are not metabolized equally in the body. Sugars and starches are metabolized with insulin, when it is working properly. If insulin resistance has developed due to overconsumption of carbohydrate calories, insulin is not able to deliver glucose to the cells for energy effectively and instead stores it immediately as fat. If you carry excess body fat, a sign of insulin resistance, consider cutting back on sugars and starchy carbs and increasing exercise to bypass ineffective insulin response and subsequent fat storage.
DID YOU KNOW
Adrenaline gives you super strength: Yes, with the proper response in certain situations, you really can lift a car.
THE POWER OF GRAPES
Resveratrol (found in red wine and grapes) is a powerful antioxidant. It strengthens the immune system, helps control blood lipid levels and may have anti-aging properties. Consider adding a resveratrol supplement to increase antioxidant strength, or add more grapes, wine and raisins to the diet.
DID YOU KNOW
Hundreds of billions of neurons carry electrical signals that control the body from the brain and the spinal cord.
CUP OF JOE FIGHTS CANCER
A flurry of recent studies suggest that 1-2 cups of organic coffee daily may be beneficial in cancer prevention, antioxidant content, and dementia prevention. Be careful if you already have adrenal fatigue, as coffee tends to overstimulate weakened adrenals. In moderation, organic coffee can be part of a healthy diet.
GENES AND ILLNESS
The new scientific field of study called Epigenetics (above the genes) tells us that only 2-10% of all illnesses have a truly genetic basis. The majority of human illnesses result from the interaction between our genes and the environment, which gives us much more control over our health and future destiny. Food, stress, sleep, and lifestyle all affect our genetic expression, requiring us to take responsibility for our actions rather than blaming genetic heritage for our physical ills.
Rotating and stretching every joint daily keeps them lubricated, and helps prevent injury. Start at one end of your body and work your way to the other end stretching and moving every joint, especially before exercising or when under stress.
HFCS IS NOT SUGAR…IT’S WORSE?
Contrary to what the Corn industry wants you to believe, high fructose corn syrup is not the same as sugar. It is highly processed and absorbed quickly into the blood stream triggering negative reactions with hunger hormones and insulin. It stimulates sweet cravings, hunger pangs, insulin response and subsequent weight gain. Avoid high fructose corn syrup, and corn syrup for healthy living.
DID YOU KNOW
The brain is much more active at night than during the day. Logically, you would think that all the moving around, complicated calculations and tasks and general interaction we do on a daily basis during our working hours would take a lot more brain power than, say, lying in bed. Turns out, the opposite is true. When you turn off your brain turns on. Scientists don’t yet know why this is but you can thank the hard work of your brain while you sleep for all those pleasant dreams.
FRUIT AND CANCER
Digestion of weak acid citrus fruits including lemons, limes, oranges, pineapple and grapefruit helps to create an anti-cancer alkaline state in the colon and bloodstream, and is also essential in the Krebs Cycle for generating glucose for energy throughout the body. Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. If not allergic to citrus fruits, consume them on a daily basis to maximize health.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.