Category Archives: Sugar

Tomatoes: The Low Sugar Fruit

Tomatoes are a fruit of a plant (Solanum lycopersicum) that belongs to the nightshade family of plant. Tomatoes are unusual amongst fruit because they are low in sugar. The low sugar content of tomatoes gives them a number of health … Continue reading

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What Can You Expect From Giving Up Sugar?

Evidence suggests that sugar has a number of detrimental health effects and these centre on the development of insulin resistance. Evidence from animal and human studies suggests that insulin resistance can develop within two weeks of consuming reasonably high amounts … Continue reading

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Too Much Sugar?

Table sugar is chemically called sucrose. Sucrose is made up of one molecule of fructose and one molecule of glucose. Studies consistently show that high intakes of sugar in the diet are detrimental to the health, largely because of the … Continue reading

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From Fruit to Juice

Fruits are produced by plants because they allow seed dispersal. For this to happen efficiently, the fruit must be eaten by an animal. Animals are attracted to the fruits because of their sweet taste, a result of the concentrated sugars … Continue reading

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How to Make Tea, Coffee and Cocoa Unhealthy Drinks

There are many healthy drinks that have been shown to possess significant health benefits. Tea, coffee and cocoa all possess high levels of antioxidants. The high levels of antioxidants in these drinks may be the reason for the health benefits … Continue reading

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Beneficial Forms of Sugar In Food

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Sugar and Mental Health

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Sweet, White and Deadly

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Sugar Withdrawal and Anxiety

It has been established that high sugar diets may be a cause of mental deterioration. In particular, dietary sugar is a cause of insulin resistance and inflammation, both of which may contribute to detrimental changes in brain neurochemistry. For example, … Continue reading

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Vegetables Versus Fruits

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