sugar addiction

pumpkin spice latte | Longevity LIVE

Fall is officially here, which means that it’s pumpkin season. From pumpkin pies to pumpkin bread to pumpkin spiced lattes – this fruit is sure to be found everywhere. Nielsen found that in 2018, the sales of pumpkins hit an all-time high, rising up nearly 10% in dollar growth and

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The recommended daily dietary intake for sugar is a maximum of 10 teaspoons a day (1). However, one can agree that we are all guilty of exceeding this recommendation on more than one occasion. According to a study from the University of North Carolina, American adults continue to exceed this recommendation.

acai berry bowls [longevity live]

Acai berry bowls have caught on like wildfire in the world of health. There’s really no surprises there because these red smoothie bowls are filled with tasty antioxidants. Who hasn’t come across at least one photograph of a colorful, fruity and nutty acai berry bowl when you wake up? These acai

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What if you could reduce the amount of sugar you need to bake a batch of deliciously moist brownies – by 40% no less – and your end product wouldn’t taste any less sweet? While this may sound far-fetched, it is now a reality. In the past, various companies and

sugar | Longevity LIVE

Sugar can be found naturally in foods or when it’s added to processed foods. Although they may all have relatively the same sweet taste, not all sugars are the same. Also, some can definitely be more damaging to your health. All sugars help in providing energy. However, one significant difference

sugar addiction | Longevity LIVE

Addictive behavior has been observed in lab rats that were fed Oreo biscuits, and many studies have confirmed that sugar is as addictive as cocaine (including a 2013 study from Connecticut College, USA). Eating a lot of sugar and carbohydrates can produce massive spikes in blood sugar levels, causing high

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It’s very easy to deny that you may have a sugar addiction. But if you feel the urge to reach for a chocolate bar every time your energy levels drop. Or you simply cannot have iced tea, yoghurt or breakfast cereal without it being flavoured. It could be time for a