Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lifestyle and Health

There are many kinds of foods that you might be eating that actually cause stress.

These could be things like processed and refined foods, large amounts of saturated fats, caffeine, and simple sugars.

Today's post is about Carbohydrates. The good and the bad.

Everyone loves sweets. The best way to satisfy the sweet tooth is to eat sweets in their natural form. Fresh fruit. Dried fruit in your cereal, like rasins, dried apricots.

If you have a craving for something such as chocolate or sweets, maybe you're not getting enough fiber in your diet. Fiber foods have tons of good carbohydrates known as complex carbohydrates. They release energy for 4-6 hours after you eat them. If you don't have enough of these kinds of foods, your body might begin to crave simple sugars. So eat more fiber foods, for longer lasting energy.

Notice the effects of high sugar intake in the picture below under simple sugars.

US Dietary Guidelines suggest limiting sugar intake to 10% or less of calories from added sugars.

So if you need 1500 calories a day- 10% is 150 calories.
Sugar has 4 calories per gram. 150 calories is 38 grams of sugar. 1 teaspoon is about 4 grams.

Here is a video to show you how much sugar is in one soda drink. Sugar in soda

Here are some ways to sweeten your life naturally.

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