It's easy to forget to chew your food thoroughly when you are rushing around, eating at your desk, or socializing - but when it comes to proper digestion, it's important to slow down and take your time.
Stroll any supermarket these days — especially the health-conscious ones – and where once there were aisles lined with soda pop, now they’re stocked with every kind of juice and juice drink imaginable. And while it’s good to see that sugary sodas and fizzy chemical-laden ‘diet’ drinks are on the wane, the switch-over may not be quite the healthy swap you’ve been led to believe.
By now, just about everyone understands that sugar, especially all the added sugar dumped into sweetened drinks and other processed foods, is a health and wellness disaster. It hijacks our taste buds, pumps up blood sugar and insulin levels (next stop, diabetes) and it’s a major driver, maybe the major driver, of weight gain.
October is the month of candy. Halloween brings endless bowls of drug store candy - M&Ms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Candy Corn - all filled with sugar, artificial flavors, food dye, GMO cornstarch, and other scary ingredients! Plan ahead and you can avoid the usual crap by making your own healthier (but still tasty) treats!