The following link is a research study looking at how sucrose (a form of sugar) affects the heart. Regularly consuming sucrose — the type of sugar found in many sweetened beverages — increases a person’s risk of heart disease, new research suggests. Scientists used fruit flies, a well-established model for human health and disease, to determine exactly how sucrose affects heart function. In addition, the researchers discovered that blocking this cellular mechanism prevents sucrose-related heart problems.http://tinyurl.com/bey4lox
The average American consumes 50 pounds of cookies a year and a lot of these will be consumed over the holidays.
How much added sugar is in a cookie? That all depends on the cookie of course but one little Oreo is 7 grams of added sugar. A homemade cookie can contain twice that.
So when you are craving cookies, how about clementines, grapes, pomegranate, chestnuts, almonds dusted in chocolate powder, a cup of cinnamon tea, flavored coffee. If you do indulge try to keep in mind serving sizes. Follow it up with a walk or using some weights.
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