You should get in a habit of reading the ingredient label of every product you buy. This is where you will find the hidden sugars, even if the front of the package does not talk about anything sweet!
For a long time, scientists knew and reported about five taste receptors on the human tongue (well, umami was also a fairly recent discovery): Sweet (simple sugars, sweeteners, sweet amino acids) Salt Sour (acids) Bitter Umami, also known as Savory (amino acids and L-glutamate from meat, mushrooms, etc.)
Fatty liver disease occurs when too much fat is stored in the liver, usually defined when more than five to ten percent of the liver is fat. According to the Mayo Clinic, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (that is, fatty liver disease that is not caused by alcohol) affects 80-100 million Americans. Yes, you read it […]
Constant sugar consumption is one of the primary causes of type 2 diabetes (we’ll explain why below). This is the kind of diabetes that you are NOT born with but rather develops over time, usually due to a combination of lifestyle issues (eating too much sugar and grains, being too sedentary, overeating, and being overweight) […]
I hate to be the messenger of bad news but sugar causes havoc with your gut flora! By “flora,” I mean the bacteria and other microscopic creatures that live symbiotically in your gut. You’ve no doubt heard about “good bacteria” and “bad bacteria.” In a woman with a healthy gut, her “good bacteria” will far […]